A big congratulations goes out to our Valley Royals Cross Country runners. Yesterday (Nov. 6) at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, we wrapped up our season with some of the strongest performances of the year.
In the Junior Boys Division, Mark Molina finished 11th, Sam May finished 15th, and Arata Nakanishi finished 31st in a field of 265 runners. In the Junior girls, Adrianna Buitelaar finished 21st in a field of 240, which can only be described as a fantastic result for this grade 8 competitor. Zoe Unger did not have her best race and still finished a very strong 39th!
In the senior division William Burke and Halle May finished strongly with 46th and 51 place finishes respectively. As many of our competitors are not at the top of their age division, we should be ready to start challenging for medal positions at the provincial level over the next 12 months.
A big thank you goes out to all the people who supported our Cross Country runners through the fall. Well done Royals.
Great athletes are the result of great programs and our board members, parents, volunteers and coaches have all done a fantastic job this fall in developing our athletes. – Coach Scott