Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pirates Invitational

Only a few NC schools made the trip to Brockville this year for the Pirates Invitational but though the numbers were few, the performances were outstanding. Glebe placed 3rd overall in the 30 school meet with 25 points, while Beatrice Desologes was 7th with 15 points.

Yves Sikubwabo (Glebe) opened the day with his third victory in as many races this season. Yves ran unchallenged from the gun to a comfortable 54 second victory and claiming his second course record of the season, covering the 7200m course in 22:12. Philip Marshall (Glebe) also cracked the top 5 to help Glebe to a 2nd place finish in the Senior Boys race behind hosts Thousand Islands.

Charlene Rhead made it 2 for 2 for Glebe in the Senior races, winning the Senior Girls race, posting the third fastest time ever run on over the 5K course (18:58).

In the Junior Girls race, Garneau's Maggie Schuenert held off a hard charging Kendra Ridley (Glebe) by 0.2 seconds to claim silver, 24 seconds back of OFSAA MG 800m champion Nicole Armstrong (Sydenham). The Glebe Junior Girls matched their Senior Boys team finish, placing 2nd behind Thousand Islands, while Beatrice Desloges earned the bronze.

Full results are available on the Glebe XC results page.

Several more Ottawa schools will see action tomorrow at the Turkey Trot in Kemptville and Friday at the Louis Riel Invitational.

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