PCI runners earn silver at provincial meet
PCI Grade 11 runner Simone Crevier competing at Wednesday's MHSAA provincial cross country varsity 4000m in Winnipeg. (Brook Jones/Postmedia Network)
A couple of silver medals.
Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) runners Simone Crevier and Erin Owens each saw success at the Manitoba High School Athletic Association’s Provincial Cross-Country championships in Winnipeg on Wednesday, as Crevier, Grade 11, and Owens, Grade 10, earned second place finishes in the varsity and junior varsity heats, respectively.
“Erin and I have been training for this for the past 10 weeks,” says Crevier. “Going into the race I kind of knew that second place was the best I could do because the girl that finished first is really good, but I'm really proud of my finish.”
Crevier managed to race her way through 172 varsity competitors to take the second spot with a time of 15:29 in the 4000m as a Grade 11. Owens’ junior varsity 3000m was a little more crowded at 185 runners but the Grade 10 student ran her way to an impressive time of 11:23.
“I always warm up strong and make sure I'm ready to go when prepping for a race,” says Owens. “I'm excited to run against Simone next year. It'll be a tough, but fun competition.”
PCI’s junior varsity team also competed at the event. They finished in fourth in the AAAA category with 106 points.