29th Annual St. Hilary Cross Country Run

29th Annual St. Hilary Cross Country Run

St. Hilary Catholic School hosted their 29th annual cross country run. The school was excited to have an outstanding 215 students participate this year! There were 10 schools participating from across the region.

This event is only made possible through the dedication of our volunteers and our generous sponsors! We were pleased to once again present all finishers with a medal as running is hard work and all of the students who participated should be proud of their efforts and their achievements!

Ethan Rose a grade 7 student at St. Hilary summed up the day when he said, "All that training sure paid off!"

Thank you to all of the students for participating and to all of those dedicated coaches for preparing their teams. Special thank you to Kim Wright and Jamie Dupuis for coaching the St. Hilary Catholic School after running club!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we had many awesome attendance prizes!! Two thumbs up for our sponsors: Red Rock Indian Band, Saunders, Red Rock Fire Department, Jim Nichols Trucking, Lakehead Motors, Fresh Air, LU Thunderwolves, Rocky Mercier, SilverCity Thunder Bay, Pelletier's Gas bar and Play It Again Sports! We also tip our hats to our many volunteers: Red Rock Fire Dept-Grant Marciski, Bev Begin and Rocky Mercier; Sarah and Jeff Clowes; Scott Giguere; Kristin Maenpaa; Corinna Dampier; Rhonda Legacy; Josh Klug, OPP; Colleen Sheriff; Penny Legac; Judith Sobush; Sandra Parker; Peter Kutok; Brandi Weldon; Kathy Chapelle; and the St Hilary Catholic School staff.

The results were as follows:

Junior Boys Individual:

1st place *Daelan Burgess-Marshall from Margaret Twomey Public School with at time of 11:05! Daelen is now tied with the record holder of the fastest time - 2009 winner -Ethan Olson from St. Martin Catholic School with a time of 11:05!
2nd place - Aiden Carpenter from St. Martin Catholic School - 11:49
3rd place -Aiden Fummerton from Ecole Franco Terrace - 12:11

Junior Boys Overall School

Margaret Twomey Public School was 1st place with 77 points
There was a tie for second place with St. Martin Catholic School and George O'Neill Public School - each having 106 points

Junior Girls Individual:

1st place -Abby Clowes from St. Hilary Catholic School with a time of 11:59.
  • Abby is now the record holder of the second fastest time at 11:59.
  • 2nd place - Tory Clowes from St. Hilary Catholic School with a time of 12:42
    3rd place - Madeleine Giguere from St. Hilary Catholic School with a time of 13:17
    St. Hilary Junior Girls race winners.

    Junior Girls Overall School:

    St. Hilary Catholic School placed 1st with 22 points
    George O'Neill Public School was 2nd with 103 points
    Terrace Bay Public School placed 3rd with 137

    Senior Boys Individual

    1st place -Jack Barber -George O'Neill Public School with a time of 12:00
    2nd place - Ashton Parker-George O'Neill Public School with a time of 12:08
    3rd place - Bryce Semple -Dorion Public School with a time of 12:14

    Senior Boys Overall School:

    George O'Neill Public School had a total of 15 points for first place. They were the only school that had enough senior boys to qualify for the “team award in seniors”(needed to have 4 senior boys running)

    Senior Girls:

    Individual:

    1st place -Julia Sands from St. Hilary Catholic School with a time of 14:12
    2nd place -Rayne Jackson from Holy Angels Catholic School with a time of 14:34
    3rd place -Marie Costa from Holy Angels Catholic School with a time of 15:21
    Photo of Julia Sands, first place winner of senior girls

    Senior Girls Overall School:

    St. Hilary had a total of 33 points for the overall. (needed to have 4 students in the division - top 4)

    Each year, each school nominates one student for the Gyven Boudreau “Dedication to and Love of Running” Memorial Award. This year's nominees selected by their coaches were:

    • St. Hilary - Abby Clowes
    • St. Edward -Daylen Decicco-MacNeil
    • Schreiber Public School - Braya Boudreau 
    • Holy Angels- Raoul Figliomeni 
    • Terrace Bay Public School - Marleigh McGrath 
    • Dorion Public School - Easton Semple 
    • Margaret Twomey - Hunter Dickinson 
    • St. Martin - Aiden Carpenter 
    • George O'Neill Public School - Aydin Robbins-Modin 
    • Ecole Franco Terrace - Aticus Pascoe 

    This year’s winner of the Gyven Boudreau award was Aydin Robbins-Modin from George O'Neill Public School.

    Congratulations everyone! Keep up the love of the running and your dedication to the sport!!

    collage of runners