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Running Into Skiing

Fred

By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire "

 

With falling and blowing snow, Nordic season is certainly on the minds of a lot of cross country skiers which is a nice transition from the cross country running season.

The highlight of the high school season was the OFSAA Championships at snowbound Sudbury where 3 athletes from Saugeen District; Brooklyn Quanz, Emily Bryce & Samara Quanz had top 10 finishes while two runners from St Mary's High School in Owen Sound; Claire Rands & Ethan Kruisselbrink also cracked the top 10 in their divisions.

The Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club also had 4 OFSAA qualifiers, primarily out of the Georgian Bay Secondary School Athletic Association.

The Coyotes club features more than high school runners and earlier this month they released a tabulation of their successes at various meets and various levels for 2019.

And while the Nordic season and the Indoor Track season are closest on the horizon, the Georgian Bay Coyotes have set dates and are applying for race dates in 2020.

It appears the former Cedar Run Horse Trail Park in Thornbury could be the race site for the 10th annual Coyote Cross Country Race on Saturday, September 26th after years at Georgian Bay Community School.

Plus, the Coyotes will approach the Minor Track Association & bid to host an MTA  meet the previous weekend, Saturday, September 19th.

Get your Nordic ski boots on for cross country skiing, but cross country runners should keep their shoes handy since 2020 is not that far away.

 

I'm Fred Wallace


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