Top Runner Rachel Cliff ’06 Speaks to Jr. Cross-Country Team

Rachel Cliff ’06 with the Jr. Cross-Country Team

On October 20th, our Junior Cross-Country Team received an inspiring “pep talk” from middle distance runner and YHS alumna Rachel Cliff ’06. Rachel discovered her love for running when she was a very young Yorkie. She joined the Cross-Country team in Grade 4, but did not become a running sensation overnight. Rachel shared some of her highlights of her running career as well as the lessons that she has learned with our Junior Tigers.

IMG_2770Rachel is one of Canada’s top runners. She recently won the women’s category at the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run. She has also competed in many national competitions and represented Canada in international competitions such as the Word Cross Country Championships in Poland and Kenya, Africa. As a Yorkie, Rachel was the school’s top runner and one of the top runners in the province in both cross-country and track & field.

After York House, Rachel continued to follow her running aspirations at the University of Guelph. She was soon recognized as one of Canada’s top runners at the university level, and has been recognized as an “All Canadian”, which is only given to top athletes at university. She was also named “Female Athlete of the Year” by the University of Guelph.

Rachel is now working on her Master’s degree at UBC and is preparing for some very big races including the Canadian Cross-Country Championships (she won the silver medal last year) and will be representing Canada in an upcoming race in Japan.

Rachel’s talk was a great motivator before the Cross-Country team participated in the ISEA Championships on October 29th. Thank you Rachel!





Tigers Athletics Awards and BBQ

Tigers Athletic Awards & BBQ
TigersAthletic Awards & BBQ. Click for more photos

The Sr. Athletics BBQ was one of our best. Great weather, great food and great company. The Athletic Heads did a great job in organizing.

A big THANK YOU to everyone for your support for our teams and athletes throughout the year. A special THANK YOU to our coaches.  Click here to view all the photos from the bbq.

Below is a list of the award winners:

2013-2014 Tigers Athletics Awards

Most Valuable Teammate Award
Criteria: in the opinion of their coach(es) demonstrates the character, leadership and skills that contribute to team success that qualifies them as the most valuable teammate.

Gr8 Volleyball Team: Anna
Jr. Volleyball Team: Ishira
Sr. Volleyball Team: Emma
Swim Team: Elizabeth
X-Country Team: Arizah
Jr. Field Hockey Team: Lucy
S. Field Hockey Team: Gabriela

Gr. 8 Basketball Team: Kristen
Jr. Basketball Team: Ishira
Sr Basketball Team: Natasha
Ski & Snowboard Team: Amelia

Jr. Soccer Team: Claire
Sr. Soccer Team: Anna
Jr. Ultimate Team: Joy
Jr. Dev. Ultimate Team: Justine
Sr. Ultimate Team: Laura
Sr Dev. Ultimate Team: Meg
Badminton Team: Karianne
Track & Field Team: Gabriela

Manager of the Year: Nicole S.

Official of the Year: Nicole M.

Grade Athlete of the Year Award
Criteria: One per grade. For outstanding participation, achievement in and overall commitment to Athletics (emphasis on participation).

Grade 8: Meg
Grade 9: Shae
Grade 10: Joy
Grade 11: Laura
Grade 12: Natasha & Maddy

Tigers Outstanding Performance Award
Criteria: For an outstanding single performance by an athlete or team at a highly competitive, championship level event (individual student athlete or team Grade 8-10).
2013-14 Swim Team – Provincial Champions

Jr. Athlete of the Year (One Top Athlete selected from all Gr 8-10)
Criteria: For outstanding achievement, participation in and commitment to Athletics (grade 8-10). Emphasis on achievement.

Sr. Athlete of the Year (One Top Athlete selected from all Gr 11-12)
Criteria: For outstanding achievement, participation in and commitment to Athletics (Grade 11-12). Emphasis on achievement.

Becky Willis Award (One Top Candidate selected from all Gr. 8-12)
Criteria:  For demonstrating outstanding commitment, leadership, spirit, sportsmanship and a high level of participation in York House Tigers Athletics.
Nicole M. & Courtney