The Vancouver Thunderbirds were well represented at the 2013 BC Cross Country Championships in Clearbrook Park, Abbotsford; 25 Tbirds taking part. The T'Birds came close to claiming the overall team title losing to Ocean Athletics 42 points to 34. (Full team results can be found here). The individual highlights were: a win in the senior ladies race by Rachel Cliff, who ran strongly and led from start to finish; second place finishes by Paul Fisher in the 13 Boy’s race, Roberto Pelayo Mazzone in the 14 Boy’s race; Jonah Glover-Cook in the 12 Boy’s race ; and Freya Savage in the 12 Girls event. Cali Charlton rounded out the medal winners with a third place finish in the 15 Girls event.
Just missing out on medals were: Michael Harris in 4th in the 14 Boy’s race, and Marshall Brodie (5th in the 15 Boy’s race).
In the 9 year old Girl’s race Tbirds: Sophie Forsyth, Jessica Kieffer, Finley Butler and Delia Warrington ran great as a team; finishing 4th, 6th, 8th and 11th respectively.
All of the Thunderbirds ran with heart and pushed themselves hard to the finish line. Way to go!
Women 13 Year Olds: 6th Makena Marshall - 10th Meghan Fjell
Men 13 Year Olds: 9th Calum Mackenzie
Men 14 Year Olds: 8th Oliver Jang - 10th Ben Paetzel - 12th Lynden Savage
Men 16-17: 8th Max Trummer
Men 10 Year Olds: 24th Spencer Terry
Men 11 Year Olds: 20th Noah Skarsgard
Men 12 Year olds: 10th Conrad MacCullum
Women 11 Year Olds: 15th Lucie Warrington - 18th Cynthia Wei
Women 12 Year Olds: 9th Sophie Morris