Dundas Valley Gryphons running to OFSAA

Sports Nov 02, 2016 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Valley cross-country team had one of its most successful meets ever this year at SOSSA, qualifying three teams and three individuals for the provincial high school championships in Port Hope.

Leading the way was a dominant performance by the junior girls team, who won the team title highlighted by the second-place finish of Allyson Sober. The senior girls team placed second in their race, with Fin Adams finishing fourth. While they just missed qualifying, the third-place finish of the midget girls ensured the Gryphons won the overall SOSSA girls team titles for the first time.

On the boys’ side, all three races qualified Gryphons. The midget boys race saw Logan Yates put in a strong finishing kick to qualify as an individual. Ethan Rotseart-Smith and Tristan Richards repeated their OFSAA qualifying performances of a year ago. The final race of the day saw the biggest upset, with the seniors boys of Dundas upsetting a provincial silver medallist from last season to win its third consecutive title. Paced by Alec Purnell, who finished second, the boys ran an outstanding tactical race to cap off an outstanding meet. In all, 21 Gryphons qualified for the OFSAA championships.


Dundas Valley Gryphons running to OFSAA

Cross-country team had one of its most successful meets ever at SOSSA

Sports Nov 02, 2016 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Valley cross-country team had one of its most successful meets ever this year at SOSSA, qualifying three teams and three individuals for the provincial high school championships in Port Hope.

Leading the way was a dominant performance by the junior girls team, who won the team title highlighted by the second-place finish of Allyson Sober. The senior girls team placed second in their race, with Fin Adams finishing fourth. While they just missed qualifying, the third-place finish of the midget girls ensured the Gryphons won the overall SOSSA girls team titles for the first time.

On the boys’ side, all three races qualified Gryphons. The midget boys race saw Logan Yates put in a strong finishing kick to qualify as an individual. Ethan Rotseart-Smith and Tristan Richards repeated their OFSAA qualifying performances of a year ago. The final race of the day saw the biggest upset, with the seniors boys of Dundas upsetting a provincial silver medallist from last season to win its third consecutive title. Paced by Alec Purnell, who finished second, the boys ran an outstanding tactical race to cap off an outstanding meet. In all, 21 Gryphons qualified for the OFSAA championships.


Dundas Valley Gryphons running to OFSAA

Cross-country team had one of its most successful meets ever at SOSSA

Sports Nov 02, 2016 Dundas Star News

The Dundas Valley cross-country team had one of its most successful meets ever this year at SOSSA, qualifying three teams and three individuals for the provincial high school championships in Port Hope.

Leading the way was a dominant performance by the junior girls team, who won the team title highlighted by the second-place finish of Allyson Sober. The senior girls team placed second in their race, with Fin Adams finishing fourth. While they just missed qualifying, the third-place finish of the midget girls ensured the Gryphons won the overall SOSSA girls team titles for the first time.

On the boys’ side, all three races qualified Gryphons. The midget boys race saw Logan Yates put in a strong finishing kick to qualify as an individual. Ethan Rotseart-Smith and Tristan Richards repeated their OFSAA qualifying performances of a year ago. The final race of the day saw the biggest upset, with the seniors boys of Dundas upsetting a provincial silver medallist from last season to win its third consecutive title. Paced by Alec Purnell, who finished second, the boys ran an outstanding tactical race to cap off an outstanding meet. In all, 21 Gryphons qualified for the OFSAA championships.