Sunday, November 07, 2010

OFSAA XC Results

Track North OFSAA XC Results!
The OFSAA XC Championships were held this past Saturday, November 6th at Centennial Park in Etobicoke.
The weather was just about perfect (sunny but cool) and several Track North athletes had some fantastic peformances!
Note: Each race had approximately 240 runners in the field.
Leading the charge was Jeremy Cooper (Manitoulin Secondary) who finished an outstanding 9th in a VERY deep Senior Boys 7000m field.  Jeremy, who is still in grade 11, stated his goal was to finish in the top 10 and he ran a strategically perfect race to achieve this lofty goal.
Alannah Maclean (Lo-Ellen) ran a fantastic race and finished in 25th spot in the Senior Girls 5000m race. Running a consistent even pace paid off for Alannah who likely still has that huge smile she had following the race on her face today!  Finishing very close behind Alannah was Katie Wismer (Lockerby) in 39th place.  Katie also ran a very smart race, keeping herself connected with the lead groups throughout the race.
Michael Niven (Manitoulin Secondary) saved his finest race of the season for OFSAA where he finished in a solid 53rd spot in the Junior Boys 6000m race.
Despite losing a shoe in the mass confusion of the start area, Emily Marcolini easily ran the gutsiest race of the day!  Having to stop and get her shoe back on (and therefore lose over 180m to the entire field), Emily pressed hard from the start and passed a whopping 182 girls in the Junior Girls 3800m race to finish in 42nd spot.  On a "normal shoe" day, this was a top 10 performance!
Other Track North results:
Midget Boys
Owen Sarmatiuk  (St. Ben's)- 128th
Junior Boys
Brandon Belan (St. Ben's) (sick unfortunately) - 164th
Senior Boys
Hayden Kosmerly (Lockerby) - 99th
Zack Caverson (Lockerby) - 167th