High School Cross-Country Season ends with Strong Performances at the Provincial Championships in Kelowna

Several Thunderbird athletes competed at the 2011 BC High School Championships in Kelowna on Saturday, November 5th. The course was very challenging and the runners were faced with freezing cold temperatures. In the female division, Kansas Mackenzie ran very well to place 10th. Showing great courage and character, Katrina Allison got up from a significant fall at the start line to finish 19th, a feat that showed that she would have otherwise challenged the front runnners. Other Thunderbirds in action were Tomo Newton (170th), Madison Wong (221st), and Haley McKendy (226th). In the male division, the Thunderbirds were led by Christian Gravel's 2nd place performance; an impressive result and a repeat of his placing from the previous year. Christian helped the St. George's Saints finish 2nd in the team division. Patrick Riddell ran well to finish in 17th place as did Gaelen Moore (23rd) and Trevor Knechtel (27th). Other Thunderbirds in action were Chris Taylor (40th), Kieran Lumb (41st), Matthew So (70th), Daniel Goh (76th), and Mackenzie Wong (83rd). It is worth mentioning that Kieran Lumb is only in grade 8 making him an exciting talent in the years to come. Congratulations to all Thunderbird athletes for a great high school cross country season!