The High School Cross Country Season comes to a close this weekend at the OFSAA Championships in Petawawa. Lions Valley Athletics runners including Rebecca Stevenson competed at the GHAC XC Championships at Hilton Falls Conservation Area this past week. The 2017 GHAC XC Results for LVA athletes is below and followed by all other results.
Rebecca Stevenson continued surprising herself with each result this cross country season. Running for Garth Webb Secondary School in her grade 10 year, she had a breakout race at the GHAC XC Championship.
At the Pre-GHAC meet she had a less than ideal start forcing her to work her way through almost the entire field finishing 15th Junior Girl. She vowed to have a better start at GHAC where, after not getting boxed in at the start, she was in the top 10 at the top of the first hill. Getting into a rhythm and working her way up to 7th position she held that through the last kilometre to the finish. Rebecca ran a smart and strong race the 5KM course in a time of 23:48, almost 2 minutes faster than a week earlier at Pre-GHAC.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to qualify her as an individual for OFSAA so she is now focused on the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships in Bracebridge on November 12, 2017.
2017 GHAC XC Championships
Top 5 individuals and top 2 teams in each category qualified for OFSAA Cross Country Championships in Petawawa on November 4, 2017. Full individual and team results from GHAC can be found through the following link. Complete GHAC Results
OFSAA XC Championships
With more than 1,800 athletes and up to 5,000 spectators, the 2017 OFSAA Cross Country Championships will go down as the largest single-day championship sporting event to ever be held in Renfrew Country, and one of the top three high school championship races in North America.
Mark our words, there will be a future Olympian crossing the finish line in Petawawa tomorrow November 4, 2017. Watch the action unfold live on AthleticsCanada.tv.
Schedule of events (all times ET):
9:50 a.m. – Start of AC TV broadcast
10 a.m. – Midget girls
10:45 a.m. – Para race
11:30 a.m. – Midget boys
12:15 p.m. – Junior girls
1 p.m. – Junior boys
1:45 p.m. – Senior girls
2:30 p.m. – Senior boys
3:15 p.m. – Awards
Complete 2017 XC Season Results
Complete meet information, results, photos and videos can be found at XCRunner.ca
Season results from LVA Athletes are below.