D8 CROSS COUNTRY: Resurrection take seven of nine team titles


WATERLOO REGION (October 20, 2023) – On Thursday at the District 8 cross country championships in Waterloo, Resurrection nearly captured all nine team titles, but the novice girls runners from Père-René-de-Galinée and the senior boy runners from Monsignor Doyle prevented the sweep.

Resurrection Team

In the senior girls division, grade 11 Anna Douma from Woodland Christian finished first with a time of 23:11, collecting her second D8 gold medal in as many years. Resurrection’s Avery Routhier won the silver and teammate Sarah Edwards won the bronze. 

Anna Douma, Woodland CHS

St. David’s Landon Reuter also collected a gold medal for the second year in a row winning the senior boys race. Reuter finished with a time of 19:22 knocking 38 seconds off his time from 2022.  The silver medal went to Resurrection’s Josh Aagard and bronze to Monsignor Doyle’s Andrew Corbeil. 

Left to Right: Josh Aagard, Landon Reuter, Andrew Corbeil

Resurrection showed their might in the junior boys and girls races taking five of six medals. The Resurrection boys swept the podium with Vernon Stuart-Dolmage winning gold and Cyril Chapple and George Shouftas winning silver and bronze respectively. Bailey Ewanchuk won the gold in the junior girls race for Resurrection while teammate Mia Tomic took the silver. St. Benedict’s Bailey Robertson won bronze. 

Micah Carswell from Père-René-de-Galinée won the gold medal in the novice girls race helping her team collect team title in the division. The silver medal went to Megan Klapwyk from David-Saint-Jacques and the bronze to Sophia Idzik from St. Benedict. 

The novice boys race was won by St. Mary’s Xander Fulop who finished just ahead of Resurrection’s Nathan Mesquita who took the silver medal. The bronze medal was won by St. David’s William Vanhartingeveldt. 

District 8 teams will now race in the CWOSSA Championships being held on October 26th in Simcoe Ontario. Winners will advance to the OFSAA Championships being held November 4th in Etobicoke.