High school ath­letes run at OFSAA

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - – Sean Bray

Last Satur­day, a group of ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing Glen­garry DHS, along with a run­ner from Holy Trin­ity CSS, com­peted in the pro­vin­cial high school cross-coun­try meet, in Petawawa.

In the se­nior girls race, GDHS vet­eran Brooke Lapierre com­pleted the 6 km course with a time of 27 min­utes, 16.6 sec­onds, for 122nd place in a field of 271 ath­letes. She was just un­der 5 min­utes be­hind the win­ning time of 22.32.2.

HT’s Nick Cha­put ran the se­nior boys event, fin­ish­ing 202nd of 278 ath­letes. His time of 24:06.6 was about 5 min­utes off the win­ning ef­fort.

Gael Nick Hein­zle placed 148th of 268 run­ners on the 5 km ju­nior boys course. His time was just 3 min­utes shy of the top mark.

The ju­nior girls race saw the Gaels com­pete as a team, as well as in­di­vid­u­ally. As a group, the GDHS girls placed 28th of 36.

Jayme McPher­son was first amongst the Gaels in­di­vid­u­ally (124th of 287, 25:43.7), just over four min­utes be­hind the win­ner.

Kady Jeau­rond ended up 148th (26:23.2), with Tay­lor Ham­ble­ton 223rd (29:02.7), Ella Camp­bell 232nd ( 29: 56.4), and El­lie MacKin­non 236th (30:17.1).

Camp­bell was 10th at the 2.5 km split.

Jeff Lapierre, the Gaels’ com­mu­nity vol­un­teer coach, says of the OFSAA com­pe­ti­tion, “It wasn’t a per­fect day as far as re­sults go, but I know for a fact that ev­ery sin­gle Glen­garry kid put their heart and soul into the race. Ev­ery race is a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Co-coach Glen Camp­bell adds, that the time at the pro­vin­cial meet in Petawawa was won­der­ful for him­self and his ath­letes.

He goes on to say, “There are so many amaz­ing run­ners there. As they say in the pro­mo­tional video, there are fu­ture na­tional team and Olympic ath­letes com­pet­ing on Satur­day.

“All GD run­ners per­formed well, and most im­por­tantly I be­lieve they en­joyed the whole ex­pe­ri­ence.

“For me as a coach, my high­light was see­ing the stu­dents’ re­ac­tion to the venue as we ar­rived on Fri­day and the fun times they had to­gether over the week­end.”


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