Two Chatham-Kent runners qualify for OFSAA

Two Chatham-Kent runners have qualified for the OFSAA cross country championships being held this Saturday in Etobicoke.

Chatham-Kent’s Gracie VanderGriendt won the novice girls’ four-kilometre race in 15:28 at the SWOSSAA cross-country championship at Windsor’s Malden Park on Oct. 24. She finished two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Blenheim’s Samantha Stewart was fourth in the senior girls’ six-km race in 23:27.

Stewart ran in a tough field of runners, with Windsor Massey’s Anieu Chan winning the race in 22:31. Chan is only in Grade 9 and has a bright future ahead of her in both cross-country and track and field.

The top two teams and top five individuals not on those teams in each division qualified for OFSAA.

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