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Oct 11 2019 - Bernice MacNaughton High School & École Sainte-Anne to host NBIAA Regionals this weekend
This weekend will see New Brunswick’s top high school cross country runners taking to their respective regional competitions in hopes of moving on to the provincial championships on October 18th.
The North-East NBIAA Regionals are being hosted by Bernice MacNaughton High School on October 12th at the school in Moncton. In the North-East regionals, 159 runners will toe the line over the four categories: Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Some athletes to look for: In Senior Boy action, Roshan Melvin of Bernice MacNaughton and Tristan Morneault of Mathieu-Martin will go face-to-face in what is sure to be a close race. Both competed in distance events for Team NB at the Legion National Track & Field Championships in August. In Senior Girls action, Emily Doucet of M-F Richard and Hannah Lipton Levyssohn of Bernice MacNaughton will run for top placings in the 5km race.
The South-West NBIAA Regionals are being hosted by École Sainte-Anne on October 12th at Odell Park in Fredericton. The South-West regionals will see 172 runners over the four categories. Some athletes to watch: In the Junior Boys 4km race, Iker Arias of Leo Hayes, and Micah Landry of St. Stephen High will battle it out, while in the Junior Girls category, Erin Vringer of Saint John High will tough it out against a strong field of Fredericton High School runners. Vringer holds numerous provincial records in distance events and is also coming off a triple-medal performance at the Legion National Track & Field Championships in August. In the Senior Boys, Cameron Harris of Kenebecassis Valley will race in a 54-runner race full of many strong teams. In the Senior Girls 5km race, Madeleine McLeod of host school École Sainte-Anne will run against a strong field of girls from Fredericton High, including Frances Wright, Emily Trites, Emily Haynes-MacDonald, Mackenzie Hall, and Zoe Fullarton.
This weekend will see 331 athletes competing across two regional meets, where the top 5 runners from the top four teams, plus individual runners up to 32 total runners from each category will move on to the Provincial Championships in Rothesay on October 18th.
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