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PHOTOS: North Okanagan-Shuswap runners race through provincial park

Vernon Secondary plays host to 70 runners from nine different schools for cross-country running event at Kal Lake provincial park

Conditions were ideal Wednesday, Oct. 13, for an after-school run.

Vernon Secondary hosted the third of the 2021 North Zone Junior/Senior Cross-Country Running meets at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

There were 70 runners from nine North Okanagan schools, and there were sufficient entries to have nine teams with the required minimum of four athletes competing for team honours in Junior and Senior Boys and Girls.

Runners were greeted with sunshine as they began their races at the provincial park’s parking lot, then made their way up into the hills, finishing with a downhill sprint to the end line.

Wednesday’s results (top three finishers-times):


1…Maya Royal (Revelstoke Secondary) 16 minutes 32 seconds;

2…Kiara Pighin (Fulton Secondary) 17:16;

3…Emma Muddiman (Jackson Secondary, Salmon Arm) 18:38;


1…Jackson (89 pts);

2…Vernon Secondary (169 pts);


1…Luke Mitchell (Seaton Secondary) 15:35;

2…Simon Heidt (Seaton Secondary) 15:38;

3…Lucas Hansen (Jackson) 15:51;


1…Jackson (30 pts);

2…Seaton (32 pts);

3…Shuswap Middle School (61 pts);

4…Vernon Secondary (109 pts);


1…Sam Vukadinovic (Salmon Arm Secondary) 22:17;

2…Meya Musseau (Revelstoke Secondary) 22:26;

3…Isabelle Wilkie (Salmon Arm Secondary) 24:08;


1…Salmon Arm Secondary (37 pts);

2…Vernon Secondary (78 pts);


1…Ashton Takhar (Fulton Secondary) 18:26;

2…Sam Calkins (Salmon Arm Secondary 18:39;

3…Keegan Heidt (Kalamalka Secondary) 18:50;


1…Salmon Arm Secondary (11 pts)

Salmon Arm will host the North Zone championships Wednesday, Oct. 20. Runners must have competed in one of the four races to qualify for the Okanagan Valley championships Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Summerland.

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Roger Knox

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I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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