8:30 a.m., Oct. 18)
X-country course fails to deter local high-schoolers
By Fred Sherwin
The Orleans Star
if high winds and muddy conditions weren`t enough to deal
with at the East Conference high school cross-country championships
on Wednesday, Oct. 17 the competitors also had to cope with
three sets of hay bales, each one nearly four feet height.
Newlove (415) keeps an eye on Emma Betty from
Lisgar Collegiate during the East Conference
X-Country championships on Wednesday. She
would later pass Betty to win the senior girls
race. Fred Sherwin/Photo
might not seem like a big deal to some of the lanky competitors
in the senior boys division, but it did present a challenge
for some of the more diminutive runners in the female
divisions and the midget boys race.
person who used it to her advantage was Katie Newlove
from St. Peter High School, who effortless scrambled over
the bales despite measuring just over five feet tall.
knew Emma was struggling over the bales, so I made my
move on the last two piles and managed to open up a gap
on her,"said Newlove who covered the six-kilometre
Hornet's Nest course in a time of 25:30.77 over Emma Betty
from Lisgar Collegiate.
performance is made that more impressive considering she
is coming off an injury that has limited her training
for the past eight months.
finished first in the junior division at last year's East
Conference meet, but could do no better than third at
the city championships a week later. She did manage to
get over her disappointment to finish fifth at last year's
OFSAA provincial championships.
is hoping for another top three performance at next week's
city championships, which will also take place at Walter
Baker Park in Kanata. The OFSAA championships will present
a much tougher challenge considering she is competing
as a first year senior against many girls who are a year
older than she is.
Cox is also hoping for a good result next week. The Colonel
By Secondary School student won the senior boys race at
the Hornet's Nest in a time of 21:45.48. De La Salle's
Zachary Meredith was a minute and a half behind and fellow
Colonel By runner Stuart Jones was third.
other races, Miguel Robichaud from École secondaire
Garneau finished second in the junior boys division; Tristan
Trudel from École secondaire Béatrice-Desloges
placed second in the midget boys race; and Paige Saravanamuttoo
from Colonel By finished third in the midget girls division.
the team competition, Colonel By won the midget girls,
midget boys and senior boys divisions, and came in second
in the senior girls division.
in the senior girls division scramble over
the hay bales obstscle during the East Conference
X-Country championships at the Hornet's Nest
on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Fred Sherwin/Photo
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