High school athletes run at OFSAA
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.”