By Rob J. Ross
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
LONDON, Ont. - Christine Annett, Mason Basson and Natalie Krijnen, all share something in common.
They are race champions, from the Thames Valley District elementary school cross country finals, held at the Fanshawe Conservation Area.
Annett, from Southwold elementary, just west of St. Thomas, won the Intermediate girls' race.
Krijnen, from West Nissouri, out of Thorndale, was first in the bantam girls' division.
Basson, from Sparta, was the senior boys champion, beating the Coles brothers, Aidan and Tristan, from St. Thomas Elgin Court, who finished second and third, respectively.
Here are the top three teams and top 10 individual runners, for schools from the St. Thomas - Elgin County and Thames Centre area.
Elgin Court (St. Thomas)
Aidan Coles, second, senior boys
Tristan Coles, third, senior boys
Dylan Oprenchok, eighth, junior boys
Cerina Aitken-Guignard, 10th, intermediate girls
Jordan Medeiros, second, open boys
Arielle Aitken-Guignard, sixth, open girls
Locke's (St. Thomas)
Joel Bowden, ninth, senior boys
Mitchell Hepburn (St. Thomas)
Harrison Belanger, seventh, senior boys
Northdale Central (Dorchester)
Jaden Sebinagana, fourth, bantam boys
Parker Hawkes, seventh, bantam girls
Sam Willsie, sixth, junior boys
Hannah McIntyre, ninth, intermediate girls
Ashley Legg, ninth, senior girls
Johnny Ledgley, fourth, open boys
Open boys (Johnny Ledgley, Cole Webster, Aidan Carrah, Owen Pink), second
Junior boys (Sam Willsie, Jaxson Cragg, Terry Kummer, Lucas Wilson), second
Junior girls (Kelley VanHorne, Claire White, Bella Nolte, Emily Cloakwell), third
River Heights (Dorchester)
Bennett Thomas, second, novice boys
Chloe Bozik, seventh, novice girls
Megan McLachlin, 10th, novice girls
Novice girls (Bozik, McLaughlin, Clare Purdy, Zoe Maddox), second.
Novice boys (Bennett Thomas, Carter Neve, Cruze Campbell, Griffin Reading), third
Southwold (St. Thomas)
Christine Annett, first, intermediate girls
Audrey Ferguson, 10th, bantam girls
Danica Kidder, third, junior girls
Brent Hagerty, fifth, senior boys
Mason Basson, first, senior boys
Katelyn MacInnis, ninth, novice girls
Summers Corners (Aylmer)
Hallee Knelsen, third, open girls
West Nissouri (Thorndale)
Natalie Krijnen, first, bantam girls
Kirk Hallman, fourth, novice boys
Bantam boys (Adam Turner, Jake McLean, Ryan Johnson, Greyson Turner), third
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