Beaverlodge Duo cracks top 10 at ASAA XC Running Provs

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Kailey Bratland (38) and Brittany Duvall (193) at the 2.3 km mark of the Senior Women’s 4 km at the 2015 ASAA XC Running Provincials in Grande Prairie

A pair of Beaverlodge Regional High School runners had the top local placings at the 2015 ASAA Cross Country Running Championships hosted at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails on Saturday.

In the Senior Women’s 4 km, Beaverlodge’s Kailey Bratland finished ninth, four spots better than her 2014 result in the same race.  Wolves Athletics Club team mate Brittany Duvall, running for Eaglesham School, was close behind in 11th place.

The Junior Men’s 4 km race also featured two great local performances.  Troy Morgan, from Beaverlodge cracked the top 10 with a ninth place finish, while GP Comp’s Brandon Tufford followed three places behind in 12th.

Crowd gathers at the finish of the 2015 ASAA Provincial High School XC Running Championships in Grande Prairie

Crowd gathers at the finish of the 2015 ASAA Provincial High School XC Running Championships in Grande Prairie

Other Peace Country runners in the top 25 included Eric Nooy from Spirit River Regional Academy (15th – Intermediate Men’s 5000m) and Grande Cache Community School’s  Lee Gillette  (21st – Senior Men’s 6000m).

A pair of former Peace Country residents who are now living in Edmonton also distinguished themselves.  Tyson Keddie placed second in the Junior Men’s race while sister Danae Keddie was fourth in the Senior Women’s event.

In the team standings, Spirit River Regional Academy, coached by former Wolves runner Erin Connell, was the top local school placing fourth overall among the 2A schools.

A total of 739 runners from across the province took part in the event.

Full results are posted on the Results Canada website.

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