Different year, same result.
The Upper Canada Cup cross-country championships were held at Memorial Park in Brockville on Tuesday. More than 1,000 elementary and secondary students in Grades 4 through 8 took part in the annual Upper Canada District School Board meet. Weather conditions were favourable; it was a mostly sunny, mild and windy day.
Thousand Islands Elementary School in Lansdowne and Thousand Islands Secondary School in Brockville repeated as champs in overall team scores for their respective age groups. The TIES girls placed first in Grades 4, 5 and 6, and the school’s points total of 38 was more than double that of second-place Kemptville (17). Chimo was third in elementary with 14 points.
TISS placed first in all four of its divisions and achieved the maximum total of 40 points overall. North Grenville and Perth were tied for second at the intermediate level with 14 points.
Individual winners of the 2019 Upper Canada Cup cross-country races were as follows:
Grade 4 (1.6 km): Carly Alexander, Lombardy, 6:23.1
Grade 5 (2.5 km): Ayla Griffiths, Chimo, 11:05.2
Grade 6 (2.5 km): Lilly Burke, Lombardy, 10:27.9
Grade 7 (3 km): Amy Collins, North Grenville, 11:36.6
Grade 8 (3 km): Mercedez Covey, TISS, 11.37.75
Grade 4 (1.6 km): Luke Henderson, Wellington, 6:27.5
Grade 5 (2.5 km): Riley Dwyer, South Crosby, 9:57.9
Grade 6 (2.5 km): Drake Sled, Lyn, 9:46.3
Grade 7 (3 km): Lukas Leroux, North Grenville, 10:31.5
Grade 8 (3 km): Caden Turcotte, TISS, 9:52.75
Covey, Dwyer, Sled and Leroux were also first-place finishers at the 2018 meet.
Sportstats handled the timing at the UC Cup.