Lambton-Kent elementary students brave rain and wind for cross country in Petrolia

Khloe Baron didn't let the cold or a coat slow her down as she ran to a first place finish in the Grade 6 Girls Cross Country race at Bridgeview Park, Petrolia Thursday.

It was a wet, cool and windy day, but elementary school students from across Lambton-Kent donned their coats and even some plastic bags to hit the cross country course at Bridgeview Park in Petrolia.

Lambton Centennial had a strong showing, particularly in the Grade 6 boys category where the school swept the top four spots in the category. Rhys Marriott won the event. Liam Beveridge took second, Emerson Piggott came in third, Lochian Irwin placed fourth. Coach Steve McGrail says this is the first time in at least two decades that one school had the top finishers in one category.

In the Grade 6 Girls event, Khloe Baron of Queen Elizabeth II Public School Petrolia placed first with Leah McKay of Centennial coming in second.

The winners of this cross country meet will go on to the regional meet at Canatara Park in Sarnia Oct. 26.

Teacher Jennifer Landon greets Leah McKay of Centennial School at the finish line.