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 Golden run for Southwold's Monteith


   Captures second gold at the TVDSB cross country final meet at Fanshawe C.A.

Thursday, October 24, 2019



Southwold Cougar Andrew Monteith won the open boys' race, at the TVDSB cross country final meet (photo / Monteith collection).

By Rob J. Ross 

LONDON, ON - For a second consecutive season, Andrew Monteith is a Valley cross country champion.

The Southwold elementary school student won the open boys' race, at the Thames Valley District School Board final meet, at the Fanshawe Conservation Area, October 22nd.

A year ago at this meet, Monteith won the senior boys race.

Monteith was one of 18 individual runners from the Elgin County and Dorchester area to have top 10 results, over the five divisions each for male and female.

Complete meet results

Cole Shoup, from Springfield, was first in the intermediate boys' race.

Makayla Varallo, out of West Nissouri, in Thorndale took home the silver medal, in the novice girls' race, finishing behind Riverside's Makenna Mullin.

Northdale Central's Sam Willsie finished fourth, behind Monteith, in the open boys' race, followed by Dylan Oprenchok, of Elgin Court, in 10th position.

Led by Willsie, Northdale Central was second as a team, in the open boys' division, along with Tyson Currah, Colby Baigent and Jaxson Cragg. London Ryerson took home the team title.

Elgin Court was third in the open boys' team standings, with Oprenchok, Gabe Stiles, Zack Tucker and Cooper Ellery.

Mitchell Hepburn Mustang Emme Steen was seventh in bantam girls.

Gray Lloyd, from Elgin Court, placed seventh, in junior boys, with Ethan Ecker, of Dunwich-Dutton, coming in at eighth position.

Elise Neville, of P.E. Trudeau, finished eighth, in the senior girls' race.

New Sarum Husky Khloe Paul was eighth in novice girls.

John Wise Jaguar Jack Rice finished eighth in bantam boys, followed by South Dorchester's Landon Richardson, in 10th spot.

Cameron Reid, of Summer's Corners, placed fourth, in the senior boys' race, followed by Davenport's Fowler Little, in fifth spot and Jaden Sabinagan, of Northdale Central, in seventh.

Kade Kewley, from Port Stanley Kettle Creek, finished sixth for intermediate girls.

West Nissouri Wildfire's Elliot Hudson was sixth, in novice boys, followed by Dane Purdy, out of Dorchester River Heights, in ninth position.

The River Heights' novice boys team, of Addison Lehouiller, Jodyn Grayson, Libby Johnston and Jocelyn Pressey, placed third.