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

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