Summerland Sweets run attacts more runners

New course record set during Summerland Sweets cross-country run

ATHLETES GET FLYING from the start of the Summerland Sweets 7.4 K and TriPower cross-country run. The event held at the rodeo grounds in Summerland attracted 210 participants.

The Summerland Sweets 7.4K and TriPower 3.2K cross-country races were earlier this month near the Rodeo Grounds in Summerland.

Top runner in the 7.4K was Liam McGrath from Vernon in a time of 27 minutes, 43 seconds and Annie Bergen from Kelowna was not only the first woman across the line in 32:29 but in doing so set a new course record.

Braden Kersey crossed the line first in the 3.2K race with a time of 13:09 and Tayla Ingram from Summerland was top female in 15:22. Both races had a substantial increase in the number of participants over previous years with 127 in the 7.4K and 83 in the 3.2K totalling 210 athletes altogether.

Female runners who placed in the top 3 in their age category in the 7.4K race were: 1-15 1st Chantel Jeffrey (Blind Bay), 2nd Sophie Cormillot (Smld), 3rd Haley Berrisford (Smld) 16-19 1st Ella Pasin (OK Falls) 20-29 1st Kendall Cowley (Kel), 2nd Julie Quigley (Kel), 30-34 1st Jen Annett (Pen), 2nd Lisa McCrae (Kel), 3rd Lisa Fitzgerald (OK Falls), 35-39 1st Annie Bergen (Kel), 2nd Ingrid Musselman Bell (Pen), 3rd Nadia Hudon (Pen), 40-44 1st Erica Abbie (Kel), 2nd Marie-Josee Bedard (Pen), 3rd Susan Kast (Smld), 45-49 1st Cathy Harrold (Smld), 2nd Karen Christie (Kel), 3rd Alana Buckingham (Smld), 50-54 1st Leslie Gamble (Kel), 2nd Iris Jeffrey (Blind Bay), 3rd Lisa Spalding (Pen), 55-59 1st Charlie Llewellyn (Pen), 2nd Dolly Abney (Smld), 3rd Donna Brownlee (Pen), 60-64 1st Joanne Montgomery (Pen), 65-69 1st Astrid Varga (Kel), 70-74 1st Arnie Gash (OK Falls), 75-79 1st Doreen Mayne ((Pen).

Male runners who placed in the top 3 in their category in the 7.4K race were: 1-15 1st Keagan Ingram (Smld), 2nd Ethan Sands (Smld), 3rd Tamatea Westby (Smld), 16-19 1st Liam McGrath (Vernon), 2nd Nick Froese (Kel) 20-29, 1st Capone Vivancos (Kel), 30-34 1st Josh Heinrich (Pen), 2nd Christopher Stenberg ((Pen), 3rd Dustin Quigley (Kel), 35-39 1st John Machuga (Kel) 2nd Tim Musselman Bell (Pen), 3rd Brad Smart (Kel), 40-44 1st Joe Wessel (Kel), 2nd Chad Ulansky (West Kel), 3rd David Larsen (Pen), 45-49 1st Tom Evans (Pen), 2nd Dirk-Tiger Handke (Kel), 3rd David Urness (Kel), 50-54 1st Sergio Pio (Pen), 2nd Michael Berrisford (Smld), 3rd Michael Kascak (Pen), 55-59 1st Kris Malczynski (Kel), 2nd Mike McGrath (Vernon), 3rd Bob Vincent (Pen), 60-64 1st Roly Muller (Kel), 2nd Randy Trerise (Grand Forks), 3rd Richard Sim (Salmon Arm), 65-69 1st Gerry Breneman (Vernon), 2nd Ken Riegel (Vernon), 3rd Melvin Doherty (Kam), 70-74 1st Ellis Andrews (Pen), 2nd John Bosomworth (Pen), 3rd Robert Mayne (Pen).

Female runners who placed in the top 3 in their category in the 3.2K race were: 1-9 1st Paige Gibbings (Smld), 2nd Ashley Quigley (Kel), 3rd Isla Kast (Smld) 13-15 1st Trista Algar (Smld), 2nd Hannah Walton (Smld), 3rd Silvie Cormillot.

Male runners who placed in the top 3 in their category in the 3.2K race were: 1-9 1st Maximilian Patenaude (Smld), 2nd Alistair Martin (Smld), 3rd Simon Bergen (Kel), 10-12 1st Connor Berrisford (Smld), 2nd Doug Gronzil (Kaleden), 3rd Isaac Bergen (Kel), 13-15 1st Braden Kersey (Vernon), 2nd Jordan Mottershead (Pen).

Local triathlon club, TriPower, won the team event in both races by a large margin.

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