Junior boys runners make their way along the course at West Shore Parks and Recreation during a recent cross country race. The top middle and high school runners from around the province are in town to contest the B.C. Cross Country Championships tomorrow (Nov. 1) on the same course in Colwood.

Distance runners vie for B.C. crown in Colwood

Belmont secondary will be represented by senior Evan Szabo at provincials

The province’s top high school distance runners go head-to-head in Colwood on Saturday (Nov. 1) for the B.C. Cross Country Championships.

Runners in four categories will traverse the paths and hills at the West Shore Parks and Recreation complex starting at 10 a.m. with the junior girls’ 4.3-kilometre race.

The junior boys hit the trail at 10:45 a.m. for their 5.3 km event, followed at 11:30 by the senior girls (4.3 km) and at 12:15 by the senior boys (6.4 km).

Evan Szabo carries the Belmont banner into the competition as the lone runner to qualify for the event from the recent Island championships around Beaver Lake. He finished the 6.2-kilometre race 25th out of 95 runners in a time of 24 minutes, 22 seconds.

The race winner was Brendan Hoff of Reynolds in a time of 21:04.

Other Bulldogs finishers included Elena Lopez (63rd, 21:52), Angela Zhuo (75th, 22:38), Shayla Ross (83rd, 24:08), Claire Church (86th, 26:14) and Niki Lam (87th, 26:26) in senior girls; Mitchell Coulombe (57th, 18:49) in junior boys and Jessica Coulombe (44th, 23:33) in junior girls.

Spectators are welcome to head down and cheer the runners on. The awards ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. at Spectrum Community School.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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