More than 300 runners competed in the first Elementary P.E. Associations cross-country meet of the season, held Oct. 9 at F.G. Leary Fine Arts Elementary.
Eight races were run in four age groups.
Running 1.1 kilometres, Yarrow elementary’s Bea Longhurst won the Grade 3 girls race with a time of 4:58.
She was followed by Malaia Lenz (Greendale), Paige Colby (Watson), Jenna Janssens (F.G. Leary), Brooklyn Pickford (Yarrow), Cammie Gudjonson (Little Mountain), Amy Schulz (Little Mountain) and Lakresha Edwards (East Chilliwack).
Little Mountain’s Jeremiah Gibbs won the Grade 3 boys race with a time of 4:39.
He was followed by Jared Huebert (Greendale), Vaughn Honigman (Promontory), Cameron Nelmes (Sardis), Isaiah McMahon (Little Mountain), Zave Bal (Unsworth), Carter Johnston (Sardis) and Ryan Shea (Vedder).
In the Grade 4 girls division, the top eight were Jessica Aldert (Evans), Jordyn Loupret (Tyson), Marijke Meindertsma (Yarrow), Scheyenne Watkiss (Robertson), Kendar Moniz (Strathcona), Aidan Miller (Tyson), Madison Elek (Promontory) and Anika Janzen (Promontory).
Watson’s Owen Hopcott was first in the Grade 4 boys race
He was followed by Jackson Hardy (Promontory), Quinn Mussell (McCammon), Carter Mills (Promontory) and the Unsworth quartet of Fredrick Mansell, Roland Mansell, Dylan Maorchuk and Greye Rampton.
Running 1.5km, Yarrow’s Lauren Phillips led the Grade 5 girls with a time of 7:02.
Cultus Lake’s Marvel Crane was second followed by Isabelle Johnston (Yarrow), Taylor Colby (Watson), Kelly Jeffrey (Unsworth), Bailey Burke (Unsworth), Sydney Ma (Vedder) and Jeremy Hansma (Greendale).
Greendale’s Brandt Lenz led the Grade 5 boys with a time of 6:08.
Yarrow’s Finn Longhurst was second followed by Jake Driscoll (Sardis), Jadyn Gudjonson (Little Mountain), Brayden Melnyk (F.G. Leary), Jackson Easten (Promontory), Dylan Hellam (Vedder) and Wes Bryce (Robertson).
Strathcona’s Kate Klassen led the Grade 6 girls with a time of 6:29, 15 ticks faster than Greendale’s Marin Lenz.
Strathcona’s Breanne Weflen was third followed by Sydney Owens (Promontory), Megan Owens (Promontory), Savannah Bakes (Cultus Lake), Kaitlyn Ponting (Unsworth) and Mackenzie Campbell (Promontory).
East Chilliwack’s Marley Edwards led the Grade 6 boys.
He was followed by Maijken Meindertsma (Yarrow), Jake Janssens (F.G. Leary), Braedon Crooks (Watson), Nicholas Voth (Sardis), Mathew Schellenberg (Vedder), Dylan Moniz (Strathcona) and Malcolm Mackenzie (Strathcona).