On Sunday, September 13, at Jericho Park, the Cross Country season began with the first event of the Lower Mainland X-C series. Six VOC athletes competed strongly in spite of strong headwinds in three races in three age categories.
Thomas Nobbs ran in the 5 km for 16-17 year olds and dominated the race, winning first place with a time of 17:20. Ben Paetzel ran strong and came in 5th place with a time of 19:58.
Kendra Lewis ran a great 3 km race in the under 16 age group, coming second overall. She won her age category (13 year olds) with a time of 11:59.
For the 11 year old age group, our athletes ran solid races and demonstrated good performances. Tilda Cresman, came 5th for girls with a time of 9:24. For the boys category, Hugh Hartloper ran a great race and came 5th with a time of 9:35 and Cedric Armstrong came seventh with a time of 11:12.
These are great performances from our VOC cross country athletes. Congratulations to all on their ouststanding results.