Olivia Baptise

Best of the west and the worst of the weather

Runners faced the best of the province and the worst weather at the X-country provincials in Langley.

  • Nov. 12, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Correlieu and QJS runners faced the best runners of the province and the worst weather of the season at the cross-country provincials in Langley at the beginning of the month.

Both coaches, Pat Marsh from Correlieu and Scott Trueman from QJS, were happy with their team’s performance at the tournament.

“They did awesome, exceeded all expectations,” Trueman said.

“They left nothing on the course.”

Olivia Baptise was a standout runner for QJS, finishing 16 in her 223-runner field.

The QJS girls team finished right in the middle of the 12 teams, which Truman was happy with.

Cole Dinsdale was the standout runner for the Correlieu team, finishing 50th in the field of 243 runners.

Marsh said her runners all performed to the best of their abilities, with many of them beating opponents they hadn’t beat before.

But most importantly to the two coaches, all their runners gave everything they had.

This was the first year for the QJS track team and the first junior team out of Quesnel since Correlieu became strictly senior high.

Marsh said she missed getting the younger runners in shape and pushing them up through the levels, but is happy now that there is a feeder team for Correlieu.

“Now that we have Scott coaching I have high expectations for next year,” Marsh said.

Both coaches said the experience gained at the provincials will be helpful as the teams work to grow through the coming years.

 

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