The Big Running Meet of October 11th

Having Teams from Nine Schools Meant the Start Line Was Packed!

The Big Running Meet of October 11th

 

Dorset Collegiate and Indian River High School dominated at a Cross-Country Running Qualifier hosted by Valmont Academy in King’s Point on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Eight schools sent competitors from grades 6 to 12 to the King’s Point school, which added up to quite the number of young runners.

Dorset Collegiate took the junior boys banner. Indian River High took the junior girls banner, as well as the senior girls and senior boys banners.

Indian River High’s Mikayla Tuck came in first in the senior girls race and Benjamin Tizzard of Dorset Collegiate came in first in the senior boys run. Jesse Short of Dorset Collegiate took first place in the junior boys run and Sarah Warren, also running for Dorset, came in first in the junior girls race.

Runners for Dorset Collegiate charge off at the start of the junior girls race

The qualified schools for this cross country meet were:

Dorset Collegiate (Pilley’s Island)
St. Peter’s Academy (Westport)
Copper Ridge Academy (Baie Verte)
Cape John Collegiate (La Scie)
Indian River High (Springdale)
MSB Regional Academy (Middle Arm)
Pasadena Academy (Pasadena)
Main River Academy (Pollard’s Point)
Valmont Academy (King’s Point)

Pilley’s Island’s Dorset Collegiate team included some grade 6 students from Green Bay South Academy in Roberts Arm.

Senior girls race 

The event was a short one, lasting about three hours: from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The weather was quite cold with showers (which also brought some nice rainbows).

There were four races in total. Races started in the Valmont Academy parking lot and followed Harry’s Harbour road.

Indian River High School girls pose for photos

Individual Results – Junior

Individual Junior Boys
3rd Noah Walsh – Copper Ridge Academy
2nd Kaelan Rideout – Valmont Academy
1st Jesse Short – Dorset Collegiate

Individual Junior Girls
3rd Rebecca Northcotte – Indian River High School
2nd Cassie Hewlett – Indian River High School
1st Sarah Warren – Dorset Collegiate

Indian River High’s Mikayla Tuck makes it look easy as she crosses the finish line in front on Valmont Academy

Individual Results – Senior

Individual Senior Girls
3rd Maria Lawlor – Indian River High School
2nd Jessica Jacobs – Indian River High School
1st Mikayla Tuck – Indian River High School

Individual Senior Boys
3rd Mitchell Downton – Indian River High School
2nd Joey Sparkes – Indian River High School
1st Benjamin Tizzard – Dorset Collegiate

Young runners for Dorset Collegiate with their medals and banner

Team Results – Junior

Junior Girls
3rd MSB Regional Academy
2nd (Silver) Dorset Collegiate
1st (Gold & Banner) Indian River High School

Junior Boys
4th Pasadena Academy
3rd Indian River High School
2nd (Silver) Copper Ridge Academy
1st (Gold & Banner) Dorset Collegiate

Dorset’s Benjamin Tizzard crosses the finish line

Team Results – Senior

Senior Girls
2nd (Silver) Dorset Collegiate
1st (Gold & Banner) Indian River High School

Senior Boys
2nd (Silver) Dorset Collegiate
1st (Gold & Banner) Indian River High School

Start of the senior boys race

 

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