Five DRHS runners off to x-country provincials

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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Gidney and whole senior girls team places 5th at regionals

DRHS Mariners

Five Digby runners have qualified for cross-country provincials in St. FX.

DRHS sent nine Mariners to compete at regionals at the Lockhart Ryan field in New Minas on Monday, Oct. 22.

Rachel Gidney led the senior girls team finishing the 5k in fifth with a time of 24.14. The senior girls team of Gidney, Karlee Perry, Nicole Ring and Kristine McNeil also placed fifth earning them all a spot at provincials at St. FX in Antigonish on Monday, Oct. 29.

Ring placed just in front of McNeil and coach Charlotte Sabean said it was exciting to watch.

“They had a picture perfect finish,” says Sabean. “They both passed another runner with less than a 100m to go.”

Barrett Olsen placed ninth in the intermediate boys 5k with a time of 20.45 and earned himself a spot at provincials.

The top 15 individual runners in each race and the top 5 teams go on to provicials. You need 4 runners to make a team. 

 Regional Cross-Country Results

 Intermediate Girls

Emma Chisholm (25) 23.13

Morgan Milbury (40) 25.29

Intermediate Boys

Barret Olsen (9) 20.45

Ryan Milbury (60) 27.15

Jared Thibodeau (65) 28.45

Senior Girls

Rachael Gidney (5) 24.14

Karlee Perry (24) 28.44

Nicole Ring (34) 30.14

Kristine McNeil (35) 30.16

Geographic location: New Minas, Antigonish

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