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Crowther cross-country runners impress at zones

Dan Marcinkowski is the Strathmore Standard's Sports and Wheatland County council reporter. Contact him with any and all information, story tips or concerns at 403-934-3021 ext. 308.

By Dan Marcinkowski, Strathmore Standard

The Crowther Memorial Junior High School cross-country team had a great showing in Sundre at the zone meet. Kage Yellow Fly won a silver medal in the juvenile boys category.

The Crowther Memorial Junior High School cross-country team had a great showing in Sundre at the zone meet. Kage Yellow Fly won a silver medal in the juvenile boys category.

Crowther Memorial Junior High School had a great showing at the Foothills meet and zone finals in Sundre.

46 runners from Crowther took part in the zones in Sundre on Oct. 6, with several runners placing top 20 in the rough, slippery, hilly, narrow and tough course.

Kage Yellow Fly won a silver medal for his second-place finish in the juvenile boys, with a time of 12:31 for 3 km.

Justine Larson came in fourth in the bantam girls division with a time of 10:10 for 2 km. Olivia Wilson was close behind with a time of 10:32 for 11th place. Kia Gran came in 19th place with a time of 11:06.

Both grade 8 students Larson and Wilson were happy with how they did.

“The course was really hard,” said Wilson.

“There were a lot of hills and not a lot of flat running, but I think we did our best.”

Larson then described how she handles competing in cross-country running.

“You sort of are always trying to keep pace or pass the person in front of you,” she said.

Both girls want to run next year and improve on their results.

In the boys category Luke Shram finished in 12th with a time of 13:35, while Boris Kiljanin was close beside him with a time of 13:38 for 13th place in the 3 Km.

Nathan Wilchowy finished 13th place in bantam boys with a time of 9:14 in the 2 Km.

In the foothills meet on Sept. 27, Kage Yellow Fly finished first, Olivia Wilson finished 2nd, Justine Larson 3rd, Nathan Wilchowy 5th, Luke Schramm 6th, Ashlyn Riley 8th and Boris Kiljanin finished 9th.

The Crowther coaching staff of Donna Lewis and Sonja Harasen were pleased and excited for all of their athletes who competed.

“They were an enthusiastic bunch,” said coach Harasen.

“A lot of them had personal goals, whether it was to become better runners, or learn to run just to prove their running skills and it was nice to see a lot of them accomplish their goals.”

“We were really pleased with the results and to see improvement from the start to the finish.” 



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