Nearly 600 runners hit the trails at Lucien Lake Regional Park on October 15, competing in the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletics Association (SHSAA) Provincial Cross Country Championships, hosted by Three Lakes School in Middle Lake.
Three different age categories of runners - midget, junior and senior - ran distances ranging from three to six kilometres during the day-long event, which ran with the help of over 120 volunteers from all over the area.
A total of 58 runners from the Horizon Central Athletics Association (HCAA) competed at Provincials. One runner won a Provincial bronze medal, and five finished in the top 10.
In the schools competition, Three Lakes, Lake Lenore and Naicam Schools finished first, second and third in the 1A classified schools, with Muenster coming in fifth and Annaheim, 11th.
Humboldt finished fifth in the 3A school classficiation, and Wynyard finished ninth out of the 2A schools.
Individual results for the HCAA students at Provincials are as follows:
Midget Girls (3 km)
20. Jule Baker, Middle Lake; 26. Morgan Heidecker, Middle Lake; 28, Sam Schreiner, Middle Lake; 33. Haley Olynuk, Middle Lake; 54. Natassja Tieber, St. Brieux; 58. Taylor Haeusler, Humboldt; 62. Brittany Fowler, Annaheim; 77. Paige Johnson, Annaheim; 83. Renee Moostoos, Annaheim; 87. Allison Doetzel, Bruno.
Total runners: 94
Midget Boys (4 km)
6. Dalyn Smith, Lake Lenore; 20. Kellin Everitt, Humboldt; 29. Tanner Brockman, Middle Lake; 39. Austin Schemenauer, Lake Lenore; 45. Brett Davis, Lake Lenore; 46. Braden Knittig, Annaheim; 48. Calum McAnally, Humboldt; 55. Zachary Rohel, Annaheim; 80. Jayden Vanderlinde, Annaheim; 86. Wayne McNab, Punnichy.
Total runners: 97
Junior girls (4 km)
6. Beth Koshinsky, Lanigan; 12. Julia Edwards, Strasbourg; 20. Lisa Prodahl, Lake Lenore; 32. Michelle Breker, Muenster; 33. Miranda Heidecker, Middle Lake; 35. Haley Smith, Middle Lake; 39. Heather Martin, Middle Lake; 65. Sarah Lacoursiere, Muenster.
Total runners: 74.
Junior boys (5 km)
3. James Lorenzen, Wadena; 7. Brett Parsons, Middle Lake; 14. Logan Dobrohoczki, Middle Lake; 18. Stephen Revering, Humboldt; 22. Cole Wiesner, Muenster; 20. Jonah McGrath, Muenster; 37. Nathan Hauser, Middle Lake; 50. Ian Brewster, Wynyard; 53. Justin Baker, Lanigan; 55. Kurt Wolfe, Humboldt.
Total runners: 77
Senior girls (4 km)
6. Kelly Zimmerman, Englefeld; 25. Amanda Wuchner, Humboldt; 26. Theresa Prodahl, Lake Lenore; 37. Brittney Dobrohoczki, Middle Lake; 42. Rebecca Gudnason, Wynyard; 43. Brie Schemenauer, Lake Lenore; 59. Layne Sanderson, Wadena; 71. Skylar Johnson, Wynyard; 73. Taylor Woloshyn, Wadena; 76. Raelene Leshchshyn, Wynyard.
Total runners: 110
Senior boys (6 km)
4. Taryn Heidecker, Middle Lake; 29. Reid Smith, Lake Lenore; 42. Trevor Britz, Muenster; 45. Terran Bernhard, Muenster; 46. Joshua Hogemann, Annaheim; 53. Kory Achtymichuk, Wadena; 55. Dylan Knittig, Annaheim; 66. Shane Kunz, Annaheim; 68. Brent Berscheid, Lake Lenore; 77. Lark Lessmeister, Muenster.
Total runners: 106
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