The NVSS girls cross-country team wore garbage bags to fight the downpour in Langley. Coach Nemethy said to embrace the rain though

The NVSS girls cross-country team wore garbage bags to fight the downpour in Langley. Coach Nemethy said to embrace the rain though

NVSS X-Country Runners Make History

Sixteen runners from Nechako Valley Secondary school took part in the 43rd annual BC High School X-Country Championships in Langley.

On November 2nd, sixteen of the best runners from Nechako Valley Secondary school took part in the 43rd annual BC High School X-Country Championships at Aldergrove Lake Park in Langley.

The weather was terrible in Langley, with 50 to 80 millimetres of rain that fell during the four championship races.

First, the girls’ team ran 4.3 kilometres and placed fifth overall making it the fourth time in the past five years that they have placed in the top six overall at the provincial level. Which made history for NVSS said coach Brian Nemethy.

On the girls’ team Cierra, Kaitlyn and Georgia Verduzco, Julia Steinebach, Alison Desmarais, Bridian James-Schneider, Anika Wallace and Taryn Stephen.

“This is a huge accomplishment for a small school such as NVSS,” said Nemethy. “My girls have to compete against school populations of 1,200 or more students and to have a team of girls run almost as fast as the teams in front of them, just shows what a small school can do if the right team dynamics are in place.”

Anika led the way for the girls and placed 74th out of about 250 girls. Julia placed 75, Georgia was 92, Kaitlyn was 98, Alison was 110, Cierra was 147, Bridian was 179 and Taryn was 172 in the Junior race

The girls placed fourth in 2009, sixth in 2010, fourth in 2011 and now fifth in 2013.

As for the Boys team, they were 19 last year and made it to 13 this year, most of the scores were very tight though.

Alexander Nemethy placed 20 overall. Charlie Borek placed 78, Kelton McKee was 127, Jonathan Mueller was 172, Patrick Harraway was 173, Kyler Boucher was 198 and  Tristal Buller was 223. Linus Jia ran the Junior race and placed 201.

“Overall it was a fantastic effort made by all members at the Championship race. They stepped up to the line and gave their best,” said Nemethy.  “What more could a coach ask for. I was very proud of them all.”

 

Just Posted

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. Northern Health confirmed it has the lowest vaccination rates amongst the province’s five regional health authorities. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Vaccination rates in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St James well below provincial average

COVID-19 immunization clinics for youth 12+ coming up in Fort St. James

Steve McAdam (left) is studying substrate conditions in the Nechako River and how they impact sturgeon eggs. The work will help design habitat restoration measures, said McAdam. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sturgeon egg studies to help inform future habitat restoration

“It’s an interesting, challenging issue,” says Steve McAdam

Saik’uz First Nation Coun. Jasmine Thomas and Chief Priscilla Mueller speak about the need for addiction treatment facility near Vanderhoof, March 2021. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof addiction treatment centre tries again with ministry support

Agriculture minister insists she is not interfering in land commission

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

Most Read