The Smithers Secondary boys placed seventh overall in the senior division at the provincial high school cross-country championships. River Stokes-Deyoung was the top local finisher in 48th place out of 233 runners. Stokes de-Young would have been in contention for the junior title but ran as a senior instead so the school could enter a senior team. Left to right are Konrad Thummerer, Aidan Murphy, River Stokes-Deyoung, Jesse Smids and Gregory Baxter.

Cross-country contenders

Smithers Secondary School impress at cross-country provincials

By Tom Best

Smithers Secondary School impress at cross-country provincials

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The Smithers senior girls placed fifth overall at provincials in Jericho Beach. Eliyah Brawdy was the top individual finisher for the Gryphons with 11th place out of 242 runners. Left to right are Cara Brawdy, Emily Coldwell, Zoe Hallman, Hannah Pow, Mia Recknell and Eliyah Brawdy. Contributed photos

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