Pick­ing up the pace

Car­bon­ear, Bac­calieu col­le­giates make tracks at re­gional cross-coun­try meete

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Ath­letes from Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate and Bac­calieu Col­le­giate in Old Per­li­can had plenty of suc­cess at the re­gional cross-coun­try run­ning event in Mo­bile on Oct. 13.

Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate claimed first place in the se­nior boys’ di­vi­sion, and has earned the right to rep­re­sent the re­gion at the pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships in Stephenville this week­end, while Bac­calieu Col­le­giate placed sec­ond.

And the Car­bon­ear team placed sec­ond in the se­nior girls’ cat­e­gory, while Bac­calieu Col­le­giate fin­ished third among teams en­tered in the ju­nior boys’ di­vi­sion.

Matthew Noo­nan of Bac­calieu Col­le­giate placed sec­ond in se­nior boys in a time of 25 min­utes, 23 sec­onds. Tyler Butt of Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate was some 30 sec­onds be­hind, and claimed the bronze medal. Butt’s team­mate, Zach Quin­lan, fin­ished fourth.

Car­bon­ear claimed six of the top-10 spots in the se­nior boys’ di­vi­sion, eas­ily win­ning the cat­e­gory. There were 24 run­ners in the field.

In the se­nior girls’ event, Alana Loveys of Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate placed fourth in a time of 17 min­utes, 40 sec­onds, just three sec­onds back of third place. Sarah Pynn of Car­bon­ear also fin­ished in the top-10, plac­ing ninth in a field of 36 par­tic­i­pants.

In the ju­nior boys’ ranks, Bac­calieu Col­le­giate placed third in the team stand­ings, but it was Bran­don Har­ris who barely missed top spot, fin­ish­ing just four sec­onds back of the win­ner in sec­ond place. Bac­calieu’s Even Mil­ley fin­ished in 10th spot.

In ju­nior girls, run­ners from this area — Bac­calieu Col­le­giate and St. Francis in Har­bour Grace — made up a large per­cent­age of the 46 run­ners in the race, but none man­aged to crack to top-10.

Alyssa Laing of St. Francis was the top run­ner, fin­ish­ing in 12th spot. Anna Mont­gomery of Bac­calieu Col­le­giate was 14th.

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