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2019 Fall Season in Review: Elementary and Secondary Cross Country

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2019 Fall Season in Review: Elementary and Secondary Cross Country

Looking back on 2019 as the year nears an end. Enjoy the highlights that we continue to feature this week.

Secondary Cross Country: Dundas Valley earns overall title; Westdale strong at OFSAA

Dundas Valley continued its dominance in cross country, earning their sixth straight overall title at the HWIAC Cross Country Championship held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Christie Lake Conservation Area. The Gryphons recorded 50 points to earn the overall title with Westdale finished second. The Warriors were able to secure the girls’ overall title, beating Dundas Valley by two points. (28 to 26) while the Gryphons captured the boys’ overall title (24 points) with Hamilton District Christian and Westdale tying for second with 10 points.

At OFSAA, held in snowy Sudbury on November 2, 2019, Westdale showed the province that their Novice (Grade 9) runners will be a force to be reckoned with in the future as their midget team took the team gold medal in the Novice 4k race with 182 points. Florina Keller anchored the Westdale team with a 12th place finish while teammate Madison Vohle was just behind with 14 points. In the senior women’s (6k race), Westdale’s Sarah Cushnie broke into the top 25, placing 23rd.

Elementary Cross Country: Over 4,400 Students Participate In Annual Event

Over 4,400 competitors converged on Christie Lake Conservation Area Oct. 4, 7, 8 and 10 to race in HWDSB’s annual elementary Cross Country Championship

Top results in the grades 6-8 team category came from R.A. Riddell (Division-1), Spencer Valley (Division-2), Tiffany Hills (Division-3) and Mount Hope (Division-4). The Grade 3 boys’ and girls’ races are always a highlight of the day with youngsters getting their first taste of HWDSB cross country racing, testing their skills on the roughly 1.5 km course.

(Correction – an original article had the incorrect school winning division-1 and wrong distance posted for grade 3 race)

Updated on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.
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