Russell student among top finishers at UCDSB Cup Cross-Country meet in Brockville, Oct. 23

Above, Mercedez Covey, of Thousand Islands Secondary School, crosses the finish line to win the Grade 7 Girls’ Championship. Courtesy photo

BROCKVILLE — More than 1,200 students from schools across the Upper Canada District School Board competed Tuesday, October 23 at the 2018 Upper Canada Cup Cross-Country Championships.

Thousand Islands Secondary School won the banner for top intermediate team, while Thousand Islands Elementary School took the junior team title.

“This is a great event because it gets kids moving. It gets them physically active and healthy, and hopefully they will continue a life of physical fitness,” said Co-convener Adam Cross. “It was a perfect day with many great results and a lot of happy faces.”

Top competitors at the event included:

  • 1st Place Grade 4 Boys’ Championship Riley Dwyer South Crosby PS
  • 1st Place Grade 4 Girls’ Championship Codah Turcotte Merrickville PS
  • 1st Place Grade 5 Boys’ Championship Drake Sled Lyn PS
  • 1st Place Grade 5 Girls’ Championship Charlotte Monteith Front of Yonge PS
  • 1st Place Grade 6 Boys’ Championship Lukas Leroux Kemptville PS
  • 1st Place Grade 6 Girls’ Championship Tori Morin Vanier PS
  • 1st Place Grade 7 Boys’ Championship Jack Hill Russell HS
  • 1st Place Grade 7 Girls’ Championship Mercedez Covey Thousand Islands SS
  • 1st Place Grade 8 Boys’ Championship Jacob McLean Chimo ES
  • 1st Place Grade 8 Girls’ Championship Ryley Higgs Thousand Islands SS

For a full list of race results, please visit

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