It took a while to get the numbers together, but everything is official when it comes to the NWT Cross-Country Championships.
The event was held in Fort Providence in early October and Yellowknife’s William McDonald School won the grand aggregate team banner for the second year running. The grand aggregate result takes the number of points a school scores based on the results from each race and divides it by the number of athletes a school brings.
William McDonald also won the total points banner.
Nimisha Bastedo was one of the organizers for this year’s race and said the numbers for this year were on par with last year’s event, which was also held in the community.
“We had just over 200 entries and that’s close to what we had last year,” she said.
She also said the conditions for the race were chilly and damp, which is what makes for a good cross-country event, and the community really jumped on board to help out.
“We had lots of volunteers from the community and their help is always appreciated,” she said.
Here are the top three finishers in each division:
- 1st – Shaden Kaskamin, Fort Smith
- 2nd – Avery Chepelski-Tetso, Fort Smith
- 3rd – Jaxin Coombs, Hay River
- 1st – Simone Freund, Fort Smith
- 2nd – Avianna Babiuk, Hay River
- 3rd – Sophia Touesnard, Hay River
- 1st – Ryder Korotash, Hay River
- 2nd – Byron O’Brien, Hay River
- 3rd – Avery Skelhorn, Hay River
- 1st – Ralston Rutherford-Simon, Fort Smith
- 2nd – Orlee Duru, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Solenn Kikoak, Fort Smith
- 1st – Shamus Downey, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Ahmad Gassam Elsead, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Gabriel Couture, Yellowknife
- 1st – Tianna Head, Fort Smith
- 2nd – Kaylie Locke-Setter, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Mia Locke-Setter, Yellowknife
- 1st – Alexander Fast, Yellowknife
- 2nd – James Vogel, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Alex Vogel, Yellowknife
- 1st – Shannon Mercer, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Sarah Porter, Fort Smith
- 3rd – Kira Young, Yellowknife
- 1st – Colten Robertson, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Matthew Patzer, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Jed Mitchell, Fort Smith
- 1st – Ava Applejohn, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Anais Aubrey-Smith, Fort Smith
- 3rd – Effie Lockhart, Yellowknife
- 1st – Christopher Mathison, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Alexander McMahon, Fort Smith
- 3rd – Aiden Rylott, Yellowknife
- 1st – Emily Carroll, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Bronwyn Rutherford-Simon, Fort Smith
- 3rd – Makayla Lane, Yellowknife
- 1st – Jack Panayi, Yellowknife
- 2nd – Zack Horton, Hay River
- 3rd – Logan Debogorski, Yellowknife
- 1st – Fiona Huang, Hay River
- 2nd – Ella Kokelj, Yellowknife
- 1st – Sebastian Boucher, Fort Providence
- 2nd – Eric Reed, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Brent Babiuk, Hay River
- 1st – Myra Berrub, Hay River
- 2nd – Stacy Applejohn, Yellowknife
- 3rd – Chris Silzer, Yellowknife