Har­vest run boasts more than 1,100 stu­dents

The Compass - - SPORTS -

More than 1,100 stu­dents from 32 schools across the Avalon Penin­sula, out­side the St. John’s area, gath­ered at the Car­bon­ear Recre­ation Com­plex for the an­nual Har­vest Run Oct. 28.

Grade 3 to Level III stu­dents ran a va­ri­ety of cour­ses through­out the day from 10:30 a.m. un­til 4:30 p.m, end­ing with the 5 kilo­me­tre trek from the com­plex, along the main high­way, into the woods and loop­ing back to the start.

The day was full of ex­cite­ment and en­cour­age­ment from fel­low ath­letes on the side­lines, with sup­port from coaches near the fin­ish.

Car­bon­ear Academy was ar­guably the most spir­ited school, with a, “Let’s go Li­ons” cheer that could be heard on both ends of the recre­ation com­plex.

The event was very struc­tured thanks to or­ga­nizer Ed­die Rus­sell — prin­ci­pal of Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate — and his team of teach­ers and volun- teers that of­fered their as­sis­tance through­out the day.

Rus­sell was on hand from early morn­ing un­til af­ter the event ended, or­ga­niz­ing the teach­ers and vol­un­teers, go­ing over race rules with stu­dents and even re­mov­ing the large rope that was used as a start­ing line by him­self. He re­ferred to the event as a com­plete suc­cess.

Schools in­volved in the an­nual Har­vest Run were, in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der, Acre­man Ele­men­tary, All Hal­lows Ele­men­tary, Amal­ga­mated Academy, As­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Bac­calieu Col­le­giate, Bal­ti­more School, Cabot Academy, Car­bon­ear Academy, Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate, Co­ley’s Point Pri­mary, Cre­sent Col­le­giate, Dunne Academy, Fa­tima Academy, Goulds Ele­men­tary, Holy Cross Ele­men­tary, Holy Fam­ily School, Holy Redeemer Ele­men­tary, Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Ele­men­tary, Laval High School, Mo­bile Cen­tral High School, Perl­win Ele­men­tary, Per­salvic Ele­men­tary, Ron­calli Cen­tral High, St. Annes Academy, St. Bernard’s Ele­men­tary, St. Fran­cis School, St. Kevin’s Ju­nior High, St. Peter’s Ele­men­tary, Stella Maris Academy, Tri­con Ele­men­tary, Whit­bourne Ele­men­tary and Wood­land Ele­men­tary.

Re­sults of the races were un­avail­able as of Thurs­day, Oct. 31.

The fol­low­ing pho­tos are a snap­shot into last week’s event.

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