Matt Thomson came in with a time of 19:15 in the Junior Boyscross country run on October 4.

Matt Thomson came in with a time of 19:15 in the Junior Boyscross country run on October 4.

EMCS at the races

Students from Sooke high school compete in cross country races

High school cross country season kicked into high gear on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the first of three meets that culminate in the BC High School Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1 on the grounds of the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

The Invitational “Fall Classic” saw approximately 300 athletes from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island competing in four separate races over the same course, at West Shore Parks and Recreation complex, that is to be used for the B.C. Championships.

A number of Edward Milne community school cross-country athletes competed in the 2014 Fall Classic XC on October 4.

EMCS fielded runner in three categories. Marina Bridal competed in the Senior Girls, Matt Thomson and Lauturo Cepeda in Junior Boys and Alex Campbell in Senior Boys.