Ailis McCleary (L) silver medal grade 9 and Danica Bailey(R) Gold medal grade 9 girls. (Submitted photo)

Junior boys cross country team from NVSS win big at Dawson Creek meet

Zones were held in Dawson Creek on Oct. 19 and 20

Vanderhoof runners were in Dawson Creek this past weekend, and the junior boys team from Nechako Valley Secondary School won the team championships.

The junior boys placed third , fifth, seventh, eight, ninth, eleventh, seventeenth, eighteenth, twenty-sixth and twenty-eight overall in the whole race of thirty-seven runners. The first four runners from the team count for points, said Brian Nemethy, coach.

It was snowing from all four races at -1 C. The conditions were slippery, wet and cold and there was no wind, said Nemethy.

Nolan McCleary placed second in the senior boys race.

“Max (1st in senior boys) and Nolan traded positions over and over until one of them got too tired,” Nemethy added.

The girls from Vanderhoof were strong with excellent results as well, he said.

Danica Bailey and Ailis McLeary placed first and second in the juvenile group.

Meanwhile, Madison Seely placed third in the junior girls category.

Nemethy said the junior and senior girls teams needs one more athlete each to make a full contingent.

In the senior girls category, the runners placed seventh (Rena Daniel), eleventh (Alexis Seely) and twelfth (Lydia Burggraaf).

The team is going for provincials on Oct. 31 and their race is on Nov. 2 in Abbotsford, B.C.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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Madison Seely, bronze medal for grade 10 girls. (Submitted photo)

Nolan McLeary with the NVSS shirt at the start of the race. (Submitted photo)

Tanton Mueller, gold medal for grade 9 boys. (Submitted photo)

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