Salmon Arm’s Sim girls sizzle

Two course records fell in the annual North Zone Cross Country Running Championships Wednesday in Kalamalka Lake Park.

Two course records fell in the annual North Zone Cross Country Running Championships Wednesday in Kalamalka Lake Park.

The previous course marks, both held by VSS Panthers, were broken by Salmon Arm’s top runners who took away the Starting Block-sponsored Fastest Gal and Fastest Guy shirts.

Chantelle Deacon’s 2007 record of 16:12 for the 4.0-km, was eclipsed by both Glynnis (16:03) and sister Emmy Sim (16:09), while Matt Hidasi’s 2010 record of 22:20 for 5.8-km was smashed by Thomas Hardy in 22:00.

In the team results, Salmon Arm is looking strong heading into the Valleys next week in Summerland, and provincials in Prince George on Nov. 3.

VSS, missing the Johnston sisters  (Natalie and Megan), were second in both the Senior Boys and Girls.

VSS was led  by Grade 8 runner Hanna Bennison, who was fifth overall, third Senior Girl, and top Grade 8. Connor Johnston was fourth overall, fourth Senior Boy, and first Grade 8.