By Karen Gervais
Special to the Echo
The wild and wet weather on Wednesday Oct. 16 made for some muddy and challenging conditions on the trails at the Ganaraska Forest where Kawartha Cross Country was hosted. The Red Hawks showed their true grit however as they clawed up and slipped down hills and ran their way to some strong finishes.
Isaac Little captured the Kawartha senior boys title.
Little used his strength on the hills to separate from Cobourg’s second place runner after running pace for pace through the first 2.5 kilometres of the six kilometre course.
Logan Heaven a first-year senior ran a really strong race to finish eighth. Brendan Coumbs Jacob Dobson and Jonas Moghini put in solid performances enabling the senior boys to finish second overall as a team.
In junior boys action Nick Phippen continues to run strong placing third in the five kilometre race. Teammate Corin Gervais followed closely behind in fifth and newcomer Bronson McCord improved on his previous run on the course placing sixteenth in a field of 27.
The team competes at COSSA Championship this coming Wednesday which is also at the Ganaraska Forest.