It was cold and windy yesterday, but that doesn't seem to phase cross country runners very often. Yesterday, I wore pants, a t-shirt, long sleeve, zip up hoodie and winter coat. The crew pictured above look ready for summer. XC athletes are tough. Wind, rain, cold temperatures, it doesn't matter, they run. And when a trip to OFSAA is on the line, they run fast. Many of our members were spread out at various championships last week, but they all came together at Springwater for the next step toward OFSAA.
Best of luck to the following athletes, who have qualified for OFSAA next week in Duntroon, ON, just outside of Collingwood...
Evan Burke (South) - 5th
Jacob Kime (Central) - 13th (qualifies as 2nd member of winning team)
Zoe Burke (South) - 2nd
Tyrone Traher (South) - 6th
Dana Earhart (LDSS) - 2nd
Martina Tait (St. Anne's) - 3rd
Emily Ashby (LDSS) - 10th (qualifies as 2nd member of winning team)
Adam Tait (South) - 2nd
Brad Sheeler (HCC) - 4th
Justin Attfield (EESS) - 5th
Mitch Heyink (St. Annes) - 8th (unfortunately does not qualify, but great to be top 10)