The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won silver with 1,661.61 points in Medicine Hat at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Provincials in the 4A Schools division on the weekend. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Lindsay Thurber Raiders earn silver at cross country provincials

St. Joseph Falcons runner Jared Howse captures bronze in senior boys age group

It was a successful weekend for local runners at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Championships in Medicine Hat.

The Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured one of the big prizes, earning silver in the 4A Schools category with 1,661.61.

Strathcona High School out of Edmonton was first in the category 2,557.44 points and Western Canada out of Edmonton was third with 1,562.59. Owen Pimm was their top runner, finishing eighth in the senior boys category with a time of 22 minutes and 34 seconds.

Red Deer’s Jared Howse, representing the St. Joseph Falcons picked up bronze in the senior boys race with a time of 22:34. Notre Dame’s Mika Eggink was 10th in 22:53.

Raiders’ runner Hannah Wirtanen finished 12th in the senior girls race with a time of 23:37 and her teammate Elyssa Leedahl was 18th in 24:30.

Lacombe’s Jenica Swartz earned a sixth place finish in the intermediate girls category in 22:09. Lindsay Thurber runner Alysa Makila was 16th in 24:15.

Quinn Eberts of Lacombe finished in 19:57 was 14th in the intermediate boys age group and Notre Dame’s Ethan Duret was 20th in 20:17.

Close to 700 runners competed at the championships.



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