Running teams dominate in Revelstoke

The cross-country running teams from Salmon Arm Secondary and Shuswap Middle School are continuing to pound out top placings

Girl power: Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary and Shuswap Middle School girls’ cross-country running team display their ribbons.

The cross-country running teams from Salmon Arm Secondary and Shuswap Middle School are continuing to pound out top placings this racing season.

At the first race of the season in Revelstoke on Oct. 7, the SAS boys and girls teams made it a clean sweep, winning all four categories.

The Shuswap Middle School girls team placed third in the junior girls.

The team consisted of 29 runners from SAS and seven from the middle school.

Chantel Jeffrey posted the fastest girls’ time overall at 16:16, followed by fellow junior runner Emma Kujat in second place. Kate Milne was fourth, with Erin Lavery in sixth.

Teagan Findlay’s time of 17:16 placed her eighth in the junior runners, but first in the Grade 8 running  category.

Senior runner Rachel May placed ninth overall and first in the senior running category.

Julia Brown was tenth overall and ninth in the junior category.

Other girls running included Rachel Bates, Mhari Rhunciman, Lucy Elliott, Maggie Beckner, Jessica Brown, Glynis Sim, Taigan Radomske, Megan Hart, Keeya Corbett and Corie Biberich. Jessica Roodzant represented Kings Christian School.

On the boys’ side, the top Salmon Arm finisher was Kael Amdam, who placed third overall and was second in the senior runner category.

James Hardy was hot on his heels, placing fourth overall, followed by James Huntingdon of King’s Christian School.

Seth van Varseveld was fifth in the senior running category with Kris Main of King’s placing ninth in the senior category.

Stephen Moore of Shuswap Middle School was 12th overall, but placed third in the junior category and first as a Grade 8.

Other placings were earned by Salmon Arm runners including: Andrew Nash, Nelson Kleer, Olin Mosher, Calvin Hepburn, Ben Van Bergeyk, Daniel Roodzant (King’s Christian), Ruhan Kafle, Awatar Kafle, Sunny Pickup, Aidan Hepburn, Jake Stephen, Konrad van Varseveld, Marshall Jones, Torrey McKee, Mark Carson and Evan Goldman.


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