Great finish for OFSAA rookie

Erika Jordan placed 57th out of 284 runners in the 2016 OFSAA Cross-Country championships held November 5th at Trinity College School in Port Hope.

Jordan finished the midget girls 3.1 kilometre race in 13 minutes 3 seconds.

The event saw athletes  from secondary schools across the province compete in the weekend event.

“It was a difficult race,” said Jordan in an interview with The Leader after returning from the event.

“It was a really good experience.”

Jordan placed third in individual results at the October 27th EOSSAA championships in Kemptville which qualified her for OFSSA.

“We’re quite pleased with how she did,” said Henry Looyen, who coached the cross-country team at Seaway District High School along with Tracey Henderson.

“The course was difficult including a steep hill in the last kilometre,” Looyen said.

“Individual racers were started at the line behind the teams, but she quickly pushed her way up in the group after it started.”

Jordan has been running cross-country since joining the Grade 7 cross-country team at Seaway Intermediate two years ago.  

In addition to cross-country, Jordan competes in track and field and will be trying out for the secondary school’s team in the spring. Outside of school she is a member of the Morrisburg and District Skating Club.

Haley Davis from John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph won the division with a time of 11 minutes 49 seconds.

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