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NDSS, Dover run to podium at provincials

Rebecca Bassett of Nanaimo District Secondary School, left, and Erica DeSchiffart of Nanaimo Christian School, right, compete at the B.C. School Sports cross-country championships in Prince George on Saturday. - Photo submitted
Rebecca Bassett of Nanaimo District Secondary School, left, and Erica DeSchiffart of Nanaimo Christian School, right, compete at the B.C. School Sports cross-country championships in Prince George on Saturday.
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One Nanaimo runner was runner-up at the big race on the weekend.

Miryam Bassett of Nanaimo District Secondary School finished second at the B.C. School Sports cross-country provincial championships on Saturday in Prince George.

Running in the snow, Bassett completed the 4.3-kilometre course in 17 minutes, 52 seconds, eight seconds behind winner Nicole Hutchinson of West Vancouver’s Sentinel. Nanaimo Christian School’s Marita DeSchiffart finished in third place with a time of 17:56.

The NDSS girls and the Dover Bay Secondary School boys both earned third in team competition. Dover’s top runner was Peter Oxland, who placed ninth after covering the 6.3km distance in 23:37.

Both the girls' and the boys' races included more than 250 competitors.

Some top local finishers include:

Girls - Miryam Bassett, NDSS, second, 17:52; Marita DeSchiffart, NCS, third, 17:56; Rebecca Bassett, NDSS, 11th, 18:20; Erica DeSchiffart, NCS, 26th, 19:17; Amy Morris, NDSS, 30th, 19:26.

Boys - Peter Oxland, Dover Bay, ninth, 23:37; Thomas Oxland, Dover Bay, 16th, 23:47; Garrett Dunlop, Dover Bay, 19th, 23:55.

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