Friday, October 12, 2007

Cross-country and Torch Run

Cross-country and Torch Run
The Guardian

PEISAA cross-country meet set for Saturday at Mill River

The Source For Sport/P.E.I. School Athletic Association provincial cross- country championship will be held Saturday at Mill River Provincial Park.

Seventy schools from across the province have been registered, making it the biggest PEISAA provincial championship.

“We estimate that close to 1,300 runners will be registered from elementary to high school level,” said Paul Goguen, meet manager.


Law Enforcement Torch Run set for next week

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, in support of Special Olympics, is looking for runners and pledges to help make this year’s event a success.

The run takes place in two locations on Tuesday, starting at 1 p.m.

In Prince County, runners will start the 14-kilometre run at the Kensington Police Department and finish at the Summerside Police Department.

In Queens County, the eight-kilometre run begins at the RCMP office in Stratford and finishes at UPEI.

To support the event, people can run, pledge a runner or purchase a LETR T-shirt. Contact run representative Trevor Birt at the Summerside City Police Department or call 368-8919 for more information.

Lots of elementary-aged runners at Zone 1 cross-country ch'ships
The pre-novice and novice divisions accounted for over 70 per cent of the runners entered in the Zone 1 cross-country championships here at the Mill River Provincial Park recently.

The Hernewood Intermediate School leadership class helped stage the event.

The Mill River park will be the site for the provincial cross-country meet Saturday.

360 Runners

The competition attracted 360 runners from a dozen schools in western P.E.I.

There were 124 runners in the pre-novice boys and girls, and 138 in novice boys and girls.

Tignish won both team titles at the novice level, and St. Louis elementary won the pre-novice boys' title and tied with Alberton for the pre-novice girls' crown, the first time two teams tied for first place at the zone meet.

The order of finish of the top five runners from each school are used to determine team titles.

The lower the score the higher the team places.

Team Titles

Hernewood won the bantam girls and midget boys' team titles, M.E. Callaghan was tops in bantam boys, and Westisle won team titles in senior boys and girls.

There was no midget girls' title awarded.

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