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Oct 23 2019 - NBIAA Recap
This past Friday, Saint John High School hosted the NBIAA Cross Country Championships at the hilly Rothesay Netherwood School’s campus. Although the rain held off, the course was challenging, and with these challenges came some triumphs.
In the Junior Girls 4km race, Erin Vringer of Saint John High School took an early lead and ended up victorious at the end with a time of 13:55. Coming across the finish line for a silver medal was Haylee Pickard of Bathurst High School in a time of 15:34, and Jessica White of Fredericton High School took home the bronze in 15:52. In team scoring, Fredericton High School took home the banner with an impressive 18 points, that included Jessica White, Nicole Trites, Gabby Kozak, Neve Spalding, Bridget Lange, Mattea McNair and Maja Mooers.
In Junior Boys 4k action, Micah Landry of St. Stephen High School took an early lead with Iker Arias of Leo Hayes not far behind. In the end, Landry took the victory in a time of 12:53, with Arias crossing the line in 13:21, behind him crossing the line for a bronze medal in a time of 13:26. In team scoring, Bernice MacNaughton High School finished first with 48 points, which included Devin Grant, Peter Shin, Isaac MacLean, Zach Dool, Matthew Stewart, Matther Ford and Jack Orosco.
The Senior Girls 5km race was just as exciting with Madeleine McLeod and Emily Doucet battling it out for top spots. McLeod of École Sainte-Anne crossed the finish line in a time of 18:42, while Doucet of M.-F. Richard finished in a time of 18:59. Frances Wright of Fredericton High School crossed the line for bronze in a time of 19:12. In team scoring, Fredericton High School took home the banner with 19 points which included Frances Wright, Emily Trites, Mackenzie Hall, Zoe Fullarton, Emily Haynes-MacDonald and Kirsten Simpson.
The last race of the day had the Senior Boys out on the 5km course, where Tristan Morneault of École Mathieu-Martin took an early lead, with Cameron Harris of Kennebecassis Valley High School not far behind. In the end, Harris took over the lead to cross the line in a time of 16:06, with Morneault in second in a time of 16:34, while Roshan Melvin of Bernice MacNaughton High School crossed the line close behind in 16:39. In team scoring, École Mathieu-Martin took home the banner with 47 points which included team members Tristan Morneault, Andon Morneault, Frédéric Parent, Thierry Basque, Ethan Toner and Nicholas Lavallée.
Congratulations are in order for all participants in this year’s NBIAA Championships. There were some incredible performances from all athletes, and each and everyone of them should be proud.
Full results can be found here: https://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1117
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