WATERLOO REGION (October 22, 2018) – In one of the loudest celebrations heard at a District 8 cross country championship, St. Benedict’s was ecstatic with the overall team title returning to their trophy case in Hespeler.
It was the Saint’s senior girls team of Nicole Soares, Faith Nieson, Charlotte Jones and Abrianna Gonzalez-Day that led the way help St. Benedict’s to the senior girls and overall girls team titles. The Saints junior girls team finished second in their team division while the midget girls finished third.
It was Alyssa Pearce from Resurrection who was the individual gold medalist in the senior girls division followed by a pair of Rockway runners, Claudia Heeney and Tessa Hedrick who finished with only three second between them.
The senior boys race was flooded by the team of St. Mary’s as they accounted for six of the top eight runners in the division. Foster Malleck was the top finisher collecting gold 25 seconds ahead of Kyle Bociort from Père-René-de-Galinée. St. Mary’s Jason Lowrie finished with the bronze.
The junior boys division was won by Resurrection who snuck by Rockway on team tie breaking points. Patrick Benest from Resurrection won the gold medal, followed by Rockway’s Aidan Morton Ninomiya and Markus Schroeder Kipser who finished with the silver and bronze respectively.
The junior girls group from Monsignor Doyle who won last year in the midget division, repeated as champions this year led by a gold medal performance from Alex Hankins. Resurrection’s Emily Dodge finished second, and Woodland’s Carmen Duimering finished third.
Ashley Blazek from Resurrection finished with the gold medal in the midget girls division and helped the Phoenix to the team title. Victoria Antolcic from St. Mary’s finished with the silver medal while Emma Kueneman finished with the bronze.
The midget boys team of St. David’s won their team title with four runners finishing in the top ten. Alex Nicolescu won the midget boys gold for Resurrection while his teammate Carter Murphy won the bronze. Issay Tieu from St. Benedict’s won the silver medal.
The overall boys title was awarded to Resurrection. For complete results please visit the District 8 Cross Country page.
The CWOSSA Championships will be held October 25th at Bechtel Park in Waterloo followed by OFSAA Championships scheduled for November 3rd at Christie Lake in Dundas.