Luke Yakielashek of Revelstoke Secondary School races across the Mark Kingsbury Bridge during a regional cross-country running race on the greenbelt on Wednesday.

Salmon Arm runners dominate XC running race in Revelstoke

Thomas Hardy and Glynnis Sim of Salmon Arm win race on greenbelt; Megan Evans and Tayla Koerber of Revelstoke finish 3rd and 4th.



Megan Evans and Tayla Koerber gave it their best, but the Revelstoke Secondary School runners could not overcome the fast Sim sisters of Salmon Arm in a cross-country running race on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt on Wednesday.

Glynnis Sim of Salmon Arm Secondary won the four-kilometre girls race in a time of 15:05, with her sister Emmy eight seconds behind.

Evans was third in a time of 15:40 and Koerber fourth in 16:34. Maxine Opatril of RSS also cracked the top 10 with a time of 17:25.

On the boys side, Thomas Hardy of Salmon Arm was the winner of the 5.8-kilometre race with a time of 20:34, beating out runner up Mack Moody of Pleasant Valley Secondary School by one minute. Gordon Mason was the top local, finishing 10th overall and seventh in his age group.

The race was held on the greenbelt and took advantage of the new Mark Kingsbury Bridge. Starting at Kovach Park, the runners took off towards the Illecillewaet Briddge before looping back and crossing the Black Bridge. They did a loop on the southside of the Illecillewaet before crossing back to the finish line.

In team results, Salmon Arm cleaned up, taking the junior boys, and senior boys and girls categories. RSS was second in the senior girls and third in senior boys. Seven schools took part in the race.

Check out the photo gallery above for pictures from the race. Full results can be found at www.rssrunning.blogspot.ca.

 

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