Running from school


The Bob Atkinson Memorial cross-country meet, better known as the “county meet” was Wednesday at Saugeen Bluffs, with all local elementary schools sending racers.

While no Kincardine area runners came home with a first place finish, several did fare well.

Hannah Davidson of Huron Heights Public School (HHPS) was second in the senior girls event, finishing behind only Hanover’s Fateema  Miller. Natasha Prehn of Ripley was seventh in the race.

The senior boys division was dominated by Huron Heights, who had four runners finish in the top-10. Sam Wilson was second, Ethan Carter, third; Brett Carter, fourth and David McFarlan was seventh.

Meanwhile, Ripley boasted second and third place finishes in the tyke girls division. Janelle Smeltzer and Bethany WIlken, who finished 1-2 at the Ainsdale race, were second and third this time around. Vivian Adler of Kincardine Tiverton Township Public School (KTTPS) was eighth.

In tyke boys, Ben McCool of Huron Heights was seventh, while Riley Kirkpatrick of Ripley was ninth.

Natasha Adler of KTTPS was fourth in the junior girls division, while two HHPS runners, Hailey Allen and Maddie Duncan were sixth and seventh.

Cole Lamont of RDS was sixth in the senior boys race.