Over 300 athletes competed at the Okanagan Valley high school cross country running championships on Tuesday Oct 24,2023 at the Larch Hills Nordic ski club in Salmon Arm BC. With provincial championship qualifying spots at stake many PETF athletes had outstanding performances.
Maverik Rahkola – senior boys 5km CHAMPION 17:18.2
Peter Kunka – senior boys 5km 2nd place 17:44.5
Moritz Barth – Senior boys 5km 3rd place 17:54.8
Mika Aaserud – senior boys 5km 5th place 18:32.8
Jordis Hickey – Senior girls 5km 3rd place 21:21.9
Miles Hayden – Junior boys 4km CHAMPION 14:06.1
Sebastian Osiowy – Junior boys 4km 16th place 16:35.8
Presley Hickey – junior girls 4km 22nd place 19:51.3
The Penticton secondary senior boys also finished 2nd over all as a team qualifying for the provincial finals. (Maverick Rahkola, Moritz Barth, Joshua Loucks, Glen Waldeck)
All of these athletes will be looking forward to competing November 4th at the provincial championships at crescent park in Surrey BC.
A number of other PETF had fantastic results and many PBs of the season.
Thomas Wilkie – junior boys 4km 66th place 20:52.7
Ella Walker – junior girls 4km 23rd pace 19:57.4
Jessica Wilkie – junior girls 4km 50th place 22:01.6
Anna Farbridge – junior girls 4km 59th place 22:55.8
Emma Kirk – junior girls 4km 76th place 31:43.1