Cameron Ormond of Aurora High School crossed the finish line in first on Saturday achieving her fourth consecutive OFSAA cross-country win.
The grade 12 student becomes only the second woman in history to secure four OFSAA cross-country titles and the first to achieve four in a row. Ormond said post-race, “I felt so much support from my friends and family so I felt really confident coming into the race.”
She continued, “The race was tactical. The first two loops were narrow. When the last loop came along I used the hill and my strength to pull away from the group towards the finish line.” She will finish her season competing for her club, the Newmarket Huskies, at the Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada cross-country championships.
Kathy Butler won four OFSAA titles and went on to represent Canada in the 1996 Olympics over 5,000m and Great Britain in the 2004 Olympics over 10,000m. Butler won her titles when there were five years of high school, meaning she was one title shy of make her high school career a perfect five for five.
In terms of post-secondary education, Ormond is leaning toward staying in Canada. “I’m planning to make my decision a little later on, but I think being close to home and having the option to come for holidays would suit me. In Canada my schedule would be more flexible and I feel like I’ll be able to equally balance academics and athletics.” Ormond is hoping to study engineering.
Complete OFSAA results to follow.