Nechako Valley boys won their third title in the past four years during the X-Country Championship this past weekend that took place at the Nechako Valley Sporting Association trials off Redmond Pit Rd. Leading the way for senior boys was Alexander Nemethy. He placed first in the Zone for the past three years; the only other boy to do so other than Geoff Martinson from Prince George who won the Zone four times in a row from 2000 to 2003. At Provincials, Alexander placed twentieth last year, and fourteenth in 2012. His father Brian Nemethy and NVSS X-Country coach, says he expects him to get top five this year.
“It’s his year,” said Mr. Nemethy. “It’s rare for a boy to place in consecutive years and he has got better each year.” Alexander has won the event for the past 3 years.
Boys 6.5 km race
1st Alexander Nemethy from Nechako Valley Sec in a time of 21 minutes 52 sec
2nd Ben Blackmon from Ft St John in a time of 22 minutes 37 sec
3rd Isaac Goodrich from College Heights in a time of 23 minutes 6 sec.
NOTE: The same three boys were also the same place winners in last year’s race.
Girls 4.3km race
1st Olivia Baptiste from Correlieu Sec in Quesnel in a time of 16 min 24 sec
2nd Kyra Teetzen from Correlieu Sec in Quesnel in a time of 17 min 18 sec
3rd Danika Robson from Lake City Sec in Williams Lake in a time of 17 min 32 sec
NOTE: This is Olivia’s 2nd straight win at Zones. She placed 16th in the Jr race at Provincials in 2013.
Provincials will be held in Victoria on Nov 1.
Girls: Nechako Valley 1st with 30 points, College Heights 2nd with 52 points, Dawson Creek 3rd with 62 points.
Boys: Nechako Valley 1st with 24 points, Correlieu 2nd with 46 points, Dawson Creek 3rd with 62 points.