Schools all medal at big cross-country race

Dover Bay Secondary School, Nanaimo District Secondary School and Nanaimo Christian School all capture bronze.

Nanaimo runners were some of the fastest to go up and down the hills and along the trails at provincials.

Dover Bay Secondary School, Nanaimo District Secondary School and Nanaimo Christian School all returned with bronze medals from the B.C. Secondary School Cross-Country and Track and Field Association’s cross-country championships Saturday in Kelowna.

Nanaimo Christian’s Joel DeSchiffart had the best individual result, finishing third on the 6.6-kilometre course in a time of 23 minutes, 49.35 seconds. He was 13 seconds behind the gold-medal pace.

In team results, the Dover Bay boys took bronze, led by Thomas Oxland’s seventh-place time of 24:15.37. Peter Oxland finished 14th. Other team members include Garrett Dunlop, Trent Arnott, Nic Ascui, Andrew de Groot and Kevin Choi.

The NDSS girls also came away with bronze led by Miryam Bassett who was fourth overall, completing the 4.4km distance in 16:58.01, 18 seconds off first place. NCS runner Marita DeSchiffart placed 12th in 17:14.24 and Dover’s Rachel Elliott and NCS’s Erica DeSchiffart were also in the top 25.

Joining Miryam Bassett on the NDSS team were Abigail Gilchrist, Carly O’Sullivan, Rebecca Bassett, Emma Rainboth and Rachel Baird.

There were 280 girls and 286 boys racing on Saturday.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Just Posted

RDN board votes to continue webcasting meetings despite low viewership

Staff to report back to RDN board about live-streamed meetings in time for 2021 budget discussions

Nanaimo Fire Rescue lauds boys after rescue from cliffs

Nanaimo firefighters responded to call near Departure Bay Road Saturday afternoon

Coins converted to Christmas toys

Coins for Kids raising cash for Great Nanaimo Toy Drive, Boys and Girls Clubs

Nanaimo mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Lantzville, Snaw-Naw-As asking for lower speed limit on Island Highway

Safety concerns cited by municipal council and band council

Apartment residents evacuated due to fire near downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to structure fire on Prideaux Street around 1 p.m.

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Most Read