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Monday
Sep292014

TBirds impress again!

TBird athletes performed impressively at the second meet of the season; the South Fraser Cross Country Meet at Bear Creek park, this past-weekend.

Stan Jang finished second overall and won the 45 to 50 age group event. Not to be outdone, Maya Baechler notched up her second win of the season in the 9 year old girls' event, winning by 8 seconds in 5:34.

In the girls 10 year old race, a mix up by the rabbit led to a shuffling of the finishing positions with Sophie Forsyth finishing a close 2nd, Finley Butler 4th, Delia Warrington 9th, followed by Sophie Kazirmirski in 10th.

Chloe Cady had a really strong race to win the girls' 11 year old race, with Veronica Bumbulovic showing improved fitness in 9th place.

In the 12 year old race, Freya Savage battled tough to finish 2nd followed by an improving Paige Ingram in 6th and, in her first run of the season, Sophie Bury (24th). Dylan Ulrich finished a close second in the boys' event followed by team-mates Cole Gladders (7th) and, an improving, Noah Skarsgard in 16th.

Maya Baechler and Sophie Forsyth competed the next day in Whistler; finishing 6th and 7th respectively in the 12 and under race. Theo Bentley also finished 6th in the boys`race.

Way to go TBirds!

 

Sunday
Sep212014

TBirds open the cross-country season at the Pinetree Classic

A beautiful day greeted the runners at the Pinetree Classic Meet in Mundy Park, Coquitlam.

A small band of Thunderbird athletes made their mark by snatching several top placings.

Stan Jang, preparing for the Victoria Marathon, started the day of well for the TBirds by finishing 2nd in the open division event.

Sophie Forsyth and Maya Baechler ran neck and neck with the Sophie pulling into a slight lead at the end to take the girls 10 year old title and Maya the 9 year old's title.

Dylan Ulrich and Freya Savage claimed second place finishes in the boys and girls 12 year old event.

Paige Ingram, running her first cross-country race as TBird finished strongly in 4th place in the 12 year old race, and Theo Bentley picked up a 4th place in the 12 yearold event, just meters back of teammate Dylan

Finley Butler (5th), Sophie Kazim (6th), Cole Gladde (7th), Deliah Warrington (12th), Mia Gradecak, Olivia Neil,  and Noah Skarsgard all had good first outings for the season.

In the junior high school girls race, Meghan Fjell placed 2nd in her age division and 8th overall. In the junior high school boys race, Calum Mackenzie placed 5th and Ben Paetzel placed 7th in their age groups. In her Thunderbirds debut, Taylor Williams captured 2nd place in the senior girls division.