Athletes from the West Central region competed at Cross Country Districts at Outlook High School on Thursday afternoon.

There are 5 total divisions including Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Junior and Senior that run an official competition at Districts. If you're in Grade 9 in the Midget division, you are labelled eligible to compete at Provincial Championships as well as Junior and Senior divisions.

There was 140 athletes competing at Cross Country Districts this year, and several races came down to the very end to determine the winners.

Outlook High School's Cross Country Coach Cindy Tulp talks about OHS being the host for this year's District Championships. "We have hosted Districts here in Outlook in past years, and have a dedicated team of volunteers to set up the course and make sure everything runs smoothly."

The Pee Wee division athletes ran a 2-kilometre race that saw 32 boys and 37 girls compete in seperate races. Here are the results from the Pee Wee division:

Pee Wee - Boys 

1st - Corbin Nieman - Outlook Elementary School - 9:21

2nd - Corbin Neugebauer - Biggar - 9:28

3rd - Kyler Wilson - Outlook Elementary School - 9:29

Pee Wee - Girls

1st - Jordan Merrifield - Walter Aseltine School - 9:40

2nd - Mikayla Fensom - Walter Aseltine School - 9:46

3rd - Kendra Giles - Elrose - 10:09

In the Bantam division, the athletes move up to a 3-kilometre track. There was 24 athletes competing in the Boys division and 8 athletes in the Girls division. Here are Bantam results:

Bantam - Boys

1st - Colby Mathers - Eston - 12:14

2nd - Rhett Gust - Davidson - 13:09

3rd - Bryden Sparks - Outlook - 12:26

Eston Cross Country 1Eston's Colby Mathers finishes in 1st place in the Bantam division. (photo courtesy of Eston Composite School)

Bantam - Girls

1st - Amiyah Jones - Dinsmore - 15:18

2nd - Olivia Hefner - Outlook - 16:36

3rd - Courtney Norris - Dinsmore - 16:50

Similar to the Bantam division, the Midget division races are also done on a 3-kilometre course. The athletes at this division consist of students in Grade 8 and Grade 9, however, only the top students in Grade 9 are eligible to advance to Provincial Championships. Here are the results from Districts and who will be advancing to the next stage:

Midget - Boys

1st - Liam Jones - LCBI Outlook - 12:33

2nd - Rhys Busby - Eaton - 13:04

3rd - A.J. Hettrick - Outlook - 13:10 (Grade 8)

4th - Colby Watson - Elrose - 13:54

6th - Ryder Anderson - Biggar - 14:49

Midget - Girls

1st - Ayslee Blenkinsop - Kenaston - 13:13

2nd - Hannah Leipert - Kindersley - 16:11

3rd - Sheridan Hefner - Outlook - 16:49 (Grade 8)

4th - Chantal Hinse - Biggar - 19:14

The difficulty continues to increase as the age groups go up. The Junior division runs a 4-kilometre track that can prove to really test endurance for the athletes. This is the first age group that allows all contestants to qualify for Provincials. There were 6 athletes in the Junior Boys division, and 3 in Junior Girls.

Junior - Boys

1st - Kaylyn Fowler - Kenaston - 19:33

2nd - Chase Bruynooghe - OHS - 19:39

3rd - Kade Goldstone - Eston - 20:52

6th - William Norris - Dinsmore - 26:51

Junior - Girls

1st - Madison Hobbs - Eston - 22:22

2nd - Kaylee Wooldridge - Kindersley - 23:46

3rd - Sidney King - Kindersley - 32:32

The Senior Boys athletes run a 5-kilometre track and the Senior Girls run a 4-kilometre track. There were 12 athletes in the Boys division, and 5 in the Girls division. Here are the results of the top finishers that will advance to Provincials. 9 Senior Boys from the region will advance to Provincials and 4 Senior Girls will advance as well.

Senior - Boys

1st - Leif Haugen - LCBI Outlook - 22:06

2nd - Myles Natomagan - Outlook  - 24:36

5th - Peyton Ernst - Rosetown  - 26:30

6th - Alex Hinse - Biggar - 28:35

7th - Robert deCaux - Dinsmore - 28:46

8th - Tyler Thomson - Dinsmore - 28:50

9th - Al Apostol - Rosetown - 28:51

10th - Aidan Codling - LCBI Outlook - 30:19

11th - Jayce Borgal - Kindersley - 35:38

Senior - Girls

1st - Hannah Rude - LCBI Outlook - 21:21

2nd - Emily Polsfut - Kindersley - 21:38

4th - Namanya Narang - Rosetown - 24:13

5th - Frankie Gawryluik - Rosetown - 24:28

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