Picking up the pace
Carbonear, Baccalieu collegiates make tracks at regional cross-country meete
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.