Fifty-seven YHS Junior School Tigers, their coaches, and parent supporters gathered on the field of Quilchena Park on the morning of Thursday, October 29th. They were not alone — 14 independent schools from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island had come together for the ISEA Cross-Country Championship.
Since the beginning of the school year, the girls were given the opportunity to attend three practices each week, and compete in various races throughout the Lower Mainland. Supported by a great team of staff coaches, and supportive families, the Tigers were given excellent conditions to be at their best for the ISEAs. October 29th was a day to celebrate and compete.
Numerous girls achieved personal bests, many received ribbons awarded to the top runners in each grade, and all gave their very best as they competed for their school. Each Tiger played an important role in scoring points for York House both during their race and as they stood on the sidelines cheering for their fellow Tigers. This team should be very proud of their third place finish — a great achievement against a highly competitive field of athletes!
In the individual grade division, the Grade 7 team (Sophie, Isabel, Sabina. and Claire) received a first place finish! Congratulations to the individual runners who received ribbons: Ruby in Gr. 3, Sophia and Madeleine in Gr. 4, Julia in Gr. 5, Sophie F. and Sophie K in Gr. 6, and Sophie, Claire and Isabel in Gr. 7.
Many thanks to the staff coaches, and for the great support from parents! Staff coaches and helpers: Kimberley Ryerson, Angela Kingerlee, and Kiera Pearkes from the Little School, Madeleine Abbott, Celine Foucher, Sheilagh Martin, Lela Ling, and Jason Camp from the Junior School, and Alison Waterhouse from the Senior School. Go Tigers!