The NCSSAA senior boys cross-country championships were dominated by athletes from the Ottawa Lions. One after another they crossed the finish line at Walter Baker Park in a showing of the club’s supremacy in the high school running circuit. The top 5 finishers, at least, were all Lions.
Glebe Collegiate won the senior girls division in a comfortable fashion, but the race was still “sad” for two of the team’s top runners, who ran in NCSSAA competition for the final time.
The factors that presented the makings of a wonky race day all piled into the junior boys city championship.
The Glebe Gryphons defending OFSAA champions did not disappoint at the city cross-country championships by sweeping the podium.
Glebe athletes Ivy Bialowas, Anna S. Heffernan-Wilker and Zoe Gardiner were all smiles after crossing the finish line in places 1, 2 and 3 on Thursday.
Yannick Meredith won the midget boys race of the city high school cross-country championships by a monstrous 26 second margin, which was enough to impress his older brother, and senior boys runner, Zachary Meredith.
Two of the city’s newest high school running juggernauts collided at the city championships on Thursday and it was the latest product of Glebe Collegiate’s unstoppable cross-country program that came out on top.
It’s become expected that the Glebe Gryphons will win the city’s high school cross-country championships, but to sweep all six divisions is something head coach Kirk Dillabaugh hasn’t seen before.