DeGroot, Stinson early favourites for Wednesday’s West Kootenay Cross Country Championships

first_imgBomber senior Shawn DeGroot re-established his place at the top of the West Kootenay High School Cross Country leader board after capturing the Senior Boy’s title at the Champion Lakes race last week.DeGroot edged Joe Cox of Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries for top spot at the Salmo Secondary School hosted race.Micah May, a Grade 8 runner from Trafalgar, who surprised the zone by winning the Kootenay Kramp competition at L.V. Rogers, finished third.David Palmer of Rossland, who graduated last June from Rossland, competes as an overage runner, won the overall race.Peter Locke of LVR, Conrad Watt of J.V. Humphries, Nick Mottl of Creston’s Prince Charles, Mitch McLean of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail, Levi Smith of LVR and Eli Bukowski of JVH rounded out the top ten.On the girl’s side LVR senior Andrea Stinson won for the third time this season as the multi-sport athlete edged out Taylor Wilson of JVH in the Senior Girl’s race.Emily Simpson of Prince Charles was third followed by Rossland’s Jill Reynolds and Wiebke Zimmerman of Prince Charles.Sarah Collins of Prince Charles, Ellie Hewat of JVH, Darya Huser of Salmo, Jill Nykanen of Waldorf and Amy Anderson of Rossland completed the top ten.In the Junior Girl’s race, Gina Oostlander of Trail’s Crowe won the race over Jocelyn Terwood of Salmo and Raeleigh Arndt of Trafalgar.In the Junior Boy’s event, Michael Moon of J. Lloyd Crowe finished first ahead of Trafalgar’s Ezra Fox and Crowe teammate Daniel Merlo.Maya Ida of Trafalgar and Sian Nielson of Mount Sentinel placed fourth and fifth, respectively.Samuel Matthew of Trafalgar and Jamis Beattie of Salmo finished fourth and fifth, respectively.The scene shifts to the Camp Busk cross country ski trails for the West Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships.The race begins at 4 p.m.The East/West Kootenay Championships are hosted in Sparwood October 26th.The top runners qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in [email protected]last_img

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