Jack Screen of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary crosses the finish line in 19th place at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Running Championship’s Senior Boy’s five-kilometre race Saturday, Nov. 2., in Clearbrook. (Vid Wadhwani photo)

Jack Screen of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary crosses the finish line in 19th place at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Running Championship’s Senior Boy’s five-kilometre race Saturday, Nov. 2., in Clearbrook. (Vid Wadhwani photo)

Vernon runners in top-20 at B.C. high school finals

Seaton runners place 19th and 20th in five-kilometre senior boys race in Clearbrook

Two runners from Seaton Secondary cracked the top-20 in the senior boy’s race at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Running Championships in Clearbrook.

Jack Screen was 19th in the field of 260, covering the five-kilometre course in 16 minutes and 55 seconds, four seconds ahead of teammate Torin Andrews, who was 20th.

Jaiveer Tiwana of Surrey’s Fleetwood Park won the race in 15:44.

Brody Wright of Vernon Secondary was 23rd (17:01); Kristian Hove of Seaton placed 97th (18:28); Gage Stoll of Seaton was 106th (18:33) and Ty Bartel of Seaton was 199th in 20:06.

There were no senior girls runners from the Vernon School District in the field of 221. The five-km event was won by Madelyn Bonikowsky of Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Secondary in 17:39.

There was one Vernon School District competitor in the field of 270 senior girls. Isabella Pighin of Fulton Secondary was 34th, covering the four-km course in 25:51.

Four North Okanagan runners took part in the 4-km junior boy’s event which drew a field of 280 runners. Matt Acob of Kalamalka Secondary was 44th in 14:19; Liam Greenan of Vernon Secondary was 72nd in 14:43 and Keegan Heidt of Kal was 90th in 14:57. Ash Brooks of Enderby’s A.L. Fortune Secondary placed 129th in 15:19.


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Torin Andrews of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary holds off Jared De Haan of Langley’s Credo Christian for 20th place at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Running Championship’s Senior Boy’s five-kilometre race Saturday, Nov. 2., in Clearbrook. (Vid Wadhwani photo)

Torin Andrews of Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Secondary holds off Jared De Haan of Langley’s Credo Christian for 20th place at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Running Championship’s Senior Boy’s five-kilometre race Saturday, Nov. 2., in Clearbrook. (Vid Wadhwani photo)