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DeGroot, Stinson capture Kootenay High School titles

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
November 3rd, 2010

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports

Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot made it a clean sweep for L.V. Rogers at the Kootenay Cross Country Championships last week at the Camp Busk Nordic Ski Trails near Apex.

The Grade 11 Stinson edged Emilie Mann of Fernie for the title by a slim 10-second margin to claim the Senior Girl’s Title.

Stinson, who missed the West Kootenay meet, finished the 4.5-kilometer distance in a time of 16 minutes 28 seconds. “I wasn’t going to go into the race but Mr. (Jon) Francis (zone organizer) talked me into racing,” Stinson said.

Tiara Livingston of Invermere’s David Thompson was third in a time of 17:05. Cassy Thummerer of Sparwood was fourth with LVR’s Kiraya Spencer fifth at 17:36.

Darya Huser of Salmo finished sixth, Kia Wier of Mount Sentinel seventh, Jose Pinemauly of David Thompson eighth, Rylee Christenson of Creston’s Prince Charles and Madson Haynses David Thompson tenth.

Top runners from J. V. Humphries in Kaslo, Taylor Wilson and Elllie Hewat, finished 13th and 14th, respectively.

Meanwhile DeGroot had his feet flying through the Busk Trails, finishing the seven kilometers in a time of 22:44. Second was Nicolas Lambert of Golden, 23 seconds behind the Bomber runner.
Lukas Smith of Kaslo was third at 23:36.

Hunter Stanway of J.V. Humphries placed seventh with Julien Locke of Homelinks 11th. Top runner from Mount Sentinel was Roberto Miranda in 18th spot.

The top 20 runners and three school teams qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 6th at Oak Bay in Victoria.

J.V Humphries won the boy’s team title with David Thompson second and LVR third. David Thompson captured the girl’s team crown.

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