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Hundreds of Students at Cross Country
Hundreds of Students Enjoy Upper Canada Cup Cross Country Championships
Posted on 10/19/2017
Boy and his father at cross country

(Brockville, ON) – More than 1,200 students from 77 schools across the Upper Canada District School Board competed Thursday in the 2017 Upper Canada Cup Cross Country Championships.

Thousand Islands Secondary School won the banner for top intermediate team, while Westminster Public School took the junior team championship in races which included participants from the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education.

Co-convener Kyle Taugher said the event helps the Board meet its wellness goals for its students. Runners from Grades 4 to 8 use the Championships, and preceding meets, to improve their overall conditioning.

“This isn’t an easy event,” said Taugher of the Championships, held at Memorial Park. “They’re running hard for a long ways and they put all they have into it. It prepares them well for the future, teaching skills such as perseverance, resiliency and striving to do their best.”

Competitors who stood out today included:

1st Place               Grade 4 Boys’ Championship        Drake Sled                          Lyn PS                 

1st Place               Grade 4 Girls’ Championship        Charlotte Monteith          Front of Yonge ES

1st Place               Grade 5 Boys’ Championship        Lukas Leroux                     Kemptville PS

1st Place               Grade 5 Girls’ Championship        Summer Covey                 Westminster PS

1st Place               Grade 6 Boys’ Championship        Sepp Altenpohl                 Vanier PS

1st Place               Grade 6 Girls’ Championship        Mercedez Covey              Westminster PS

1st Place               Grade 7 Boys’ Championship        Jacob McLean                   Chimo ES

1st Place               Grade 7 Girls’ Championship        Lily Henderson                  Seaway DHS

1st Place               Grade 8 Boys’ Championship        Jacob Hill                            Russell HS

1st Place               Grade 8 Girls’ Championship        Dale Kenny                         Carleton Place HS

For a full list of race results, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Kyle Taugher

(613) 283-6426

Adam Cross

(613) 345-1242

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