Young athletes test their mettle at District Cross Country Run

Patrick Davies photos The Nesika Knight’s Kalan Vath (left) edges out his teammate Holden Dell for first place during the annual SD27 Cross Country Run in Boitanio park. The students are in Grade 3.
Patrick Davies photo Grade 3 girls from across SD27 charge away from the starting line while competing in the annual SD27 2019 Cross Country Run.
Patrick Davies photo Horsefly Elementary School racers Ashley Wilson (from left), Charlie Kaeppel, Taylor Nikolai, Charlee Kershaw, Mason Morhart and Reed Christenson cheer their teammates on from the sidelines Friday along with their teacher Kelli Niquidet in the back.
A pack of girls from schools from across SD27 surge forward to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
A pack of boys from schools from across SD27 surge forward to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
Grade 3 boys from schools from throughout School District 27 surge forward to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run Friday in Boitanio Park.
Boys from schools from across SD27 prepare to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
A column of boys race through the weeds of Boitanio park during Friday’s SD27 Cross Country Run 2019. Patrick Davies photo.
Team Horsefly racers Ashley Wilson (from left), Charlie Kaeppel, Taylor Nikolai, Charlee Kershaw, Mason Morhart and Reed Christenson cheer their teammates on from the sidelines along with their teacher Kelli Niquidet in the back. Patrick Davies photo.
A pack of girls from schools from across SD27 surge forward to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
Chilcotin Road Runner Cole Chapman leaps towards the finish line to secure first place while competing in SD27’s Annual Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
Madden Benvin, hair flopping in the breeze, races to second place during SD27’s Annual Cross Country run in Boitanio Park. Patrick Davies photo.
Will Gauley of Mountview Elementary powers through the fatigue and exhaustion to stake his claim for third place during the SD27 Annual Cross Country Run.
Wyatt Tollefson, the Puppetmaster, cheers with his hand puppet Steven for his fellow Nesika Knight competitors. Patrick Davies photo.
A 150 Mile House Runner pulls ahead of the pack early on during a heat made up of boys in Grade 6 and up at SD27’s Annual Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
A pack of boys from schools from across SD27 surge forward to compete in the SD27 2019 Cross Country Run. Patrick Davies photo.
The final heat of SD27’s Annual Cross Country Run was made up of girls and boys in Grade 7. Patrick Davies photo.

Scores of lakecity students took time to enjoy a cool fall run Friday morning in Boitanio Park for School District 27’s Annual Cross Country Run.

Every year, schools from across SD27 field team of dedicated runners of all ages from Grades 3 to 7. To the thunderous cheers of their classmates, teachers and parents the athletes raced across the park in a test of endurance and speed.

Read More: PHOTO GALLERY: School District 27 Cross Country Run takes over Boitanio Park

This year the weather was brisk, not too cold and not too hot, perfect for a late morning run. The children were in good spirits as they raced, with many dashing up a hill to cheer on those competing in the current heat.

The event attracted hundreds of spectators and went off with no major injuries or incident.



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Residents of Riske Creek came to the rescue of a truck driver who slid off Highway 20 in icy conditions with a load of calves Tuesday night (Oct. 27). (Facebook photo)
Riske Creek residents rush to scene of overturned cattleliner on Highway 20 Tuesday night

Residents rounded up cattle and directed traffic in the dark during a heavy snowfall

(Photo submitted)
Mistaken identity leads to unlikely alliance, creation of short film

Film highlights similarities between a man and his dog

Williams Lake city council said during Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting it does not want the man arrested in the city Sunday, Oct. 26 after a high-speed chase released into the community. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
‘We want to go on record protecting our community’: Williams Lake Coun. Scott Nelson

Leaders do not want high-speed chase suspect released into community

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives for briefing on the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2020 (B.C. government)
B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged

Infection spike continues, 21 senior facilities affected

The duffel bags were found to contain 84 pounds of cocaine, valued at approximately $1.2 million and 198 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at approximately $960,000. Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
2 men accused of fleeing border agents near U.S.-B.C. border with $2M in drugs

Cocaine and methamphetamine seized by U.S. law enforcement in remote Idaho area near Canadian border

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Pixabay photo
‘Horrific’ abuse of volunteers, staff by parents must stop: Chilliwack soccer club

Parents have become abusive after being told COVID-19 rules, email says

FILE – The Queen of Alberni ferry leaves the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta bound for Vancouver Island, Sunday, July 29, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam) CANADA
Mechanical failure leaves nearly 200 passengers stranded on BC Ferries ship for hours

A tug arrived after dark to safely nudge the vessel into a berth so travellers could finally disembark

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
Maple Ridge X-ray tech convicted of sexual assault dating back 30 years

Allen James Brooks is expected to be sentenced in January 2021

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

Elections BC says there are about 600,000 mail-in and absentee ballots across the province still to count

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to provide an update on the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Canada has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 novel coronavirus deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after the first was reported

Most Read