Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Ian Donald (#539) on his way to 4th NCSSAA title

Sasha Boulton (right) kicks off her highschool cross-country career with a 4th place finish at GHAC

The highschool cross-country season is coming to a close, with the OFSAA Cross Country Championships this Saturday, in Sarnia. Not surprisingly, some of the top youth and junior triathletes in the province have found their way on to the podium in recent weeks, and will be looking to factor into the top finishing positions at OFSAA.

I'm not sure if there have ever been this many Ontario triathletes finishing at the top of so many regional cross country meets. Here's a quick summary of some of the top results. I've likely missed a few athletes, so feel free to contact me with the details. Here are the results I could find, in no particular order.

Taylor Reid, 1st, Senior Boys, ROPSSAA: C3 Club

Pauline Skowron 1st Senior Girls, ROPSSAA: C3 Club

Connor Hammond, 1st Senior Boys, WOSSA: London Runner

Alexander Hinton, 2nd Senior Boys, EOSSA

Ian Donald, 1st Senior, NCSSAA

Joanna Brown, 1st Senior Girls, NCSSAA: Bytown Storm

Lindsay Anderson, 5th Senior Girls, NCSSAA

Sasha Boulton, 4th Midget Girls, GHAC: Fun2TriClub

Kaitlyn Oliver, 1st, Junior Girls, YRAA: Speedplay Triathlon

Adrian Gavrilov, 5th, Midget Boys, YRAA

Taylor Forbes, 1st, Junior Boys, SOSSA: Hamilton Hammerheads

Austen Forbes, 2nd, Junior Boys, SOSSA: Hamilton Hammerheads

David Mackie, 6th, Junior Boys, SOSSA: Fighting Koalas and OREA Racing

Chelsea Mackinnon, 2nd, Junior Girls, SOSSA: Hamilton Hammerheads

Rui Xu, 1st, Midget Boys, SOSSA: Hamilton Hammerheads

Blair Morgan, 3rd, Junior Boys, EOSSA

Tristan Woodfine, 1st, Junior Boys, EOSSA: Bytown Storm

David Mackie races to a 6th place finish at SOSSA

These athletes have also garnered a fair bit of local media attention. Ian Donald and Joanna Brown are featured in the Ottawa Citizen. Chelsea Mackinnon was recognized at the Athlete of the Week for Westdale Collegiate in the Hamilton Spectator, and several athletes were featured in this Spec article on the SOSSA race. Not to be outdone, the Kingston Whig Standard reported on "Alexander Hinton and his band of brothers".

Local media attention is always appreciated; Thank you Hamilton Spec, Ottawa Citizen and Kingston Whig. Congrats to all athletes and coaches on their performances, and best of luck at OFSAA.

1 comment:

len gushe said...

Congrats to all the athletes!!
An addition: Morgan Bialkowski of Parry Sound, 4th in Junior Girls GBSSA, 15:46 for 4 hilly kms at Horseshoe valley, and will be joining all these other fine athletes at OFSAA in Sarnia on Saturday.