Grade 1 Rossland School student Toby Hillis holds up his first place ribbon.

Went to the meet with a school of no name

Despite the lack of uniform or proper school name, Rossland sent 145 runners to the SD20 cross country run, and came out on top.

By Yolanda Ridge, Rossland News

The sun wasn’t the only thing lighting up the field as over 700 athletes gathered at Mazzochie Park in Fruitvale this past Thursday for the annual School District 20 Elementary Cross Country Run.

For the first time as a K-9 school, Rossland sent 145 runners to the event and, despite the lack of uniform or proper school name, managed to produce the most top six finishes of any school in the district.

“Congratulations to all participants,” said Barry Zanier, who did a great job of organizing the Grade 1-5 students and the parent volunteers.

The following Rossland runners earned a top six ribbon:

Grade One

Toby Hillis 1st,

Joffre Fraser 4th,

Finlay Smith 5th,

Evva Christensen 5th ;

Grade Two

Reuben Demmler 1st,

Nathan Simm 4th,

Taryn Tweedy 1st,

Sofia Maturo 2nd,

Jane Klein 5th;

Grade Three

India Nornes 1st,

Xander Bankes 4th,

Josie Dunham 6th ;

Grade Four

Noah Johnston 5th,

Kenya Profili 5th ;

Grade Five

Elly Maden 4th,

Isaac Power 6th ;

Grade Six

Simone Hillis 2nd,

Bohdi Kusy-Ellis 4th,

Reid Dunham 5th,

Thomas Knight 6th,

Jasmin Evans 1st,

Alison Plamondon 2nd,

Emeila Hofmann 5th ;

Grade Seven

Nevan Fuller 2nd,

Marcus Murray 6th,

Amie Fairweather 3rd,

Eva D’Odorico 4th


Just Posted

Province announces $23 million for upgrades at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District Board has yet to review the provincial proposal

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

Trail Curling Club set for BC senior championships

Volunteers step up for BC Senior Curling championships at Trail Curling Club

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Most Read