Nechako Valley Secondary’s cross-country runners brought home a zone championship banner for the eighth year in a row.
Under cloudy skies with a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius in Quesnel, fifteen athletes from Vanderhoof raced against teams from Prince George, Dawson Creek, and Quesnel on Oct. 22.
Gold medals were won by the NVSS senior boys team, consisted of Matthew Ebert, Nolan McClearly, Alex Bruma, and Logan Sewell, as well as Lachlan Pedersen in the Grade 8 boys category and Payton Mueller in the Grade 8 girls category.
Matthew Ebert took home a bronze medal in the senior boys category, the junior girls team placed third, and the junior boys team placed fifth.
Nine students will be going to provincial championship this year:
Payton Mueller – Grade 8
Nicole McBride – Grade 9
Alexis Seely – Grade 9
Lachlan Pedersen – Grade 8
Matthew Ebert – Grade 12
Michael Lyybert – Grade 12
Logan Sewell – Grade 10
Alex Bruma – Grade 10
Nolan McClearly – Grade 9
– with files and photos from Brian Nemethy, NVSS cross-country