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Kendra Lewis and Ron MacLean win U18 races at ACXC

Some great running by the U18's resulted in wins by western Canadians on Fort Henry's muddy course Saturday

B.C.’s Kendra Lewis won a hard-fought girls’ U18 race at the Athletics Canada Cross-Country nationals in Kingston yesterday, trading the lead with Edmonton’s Sadie Sigfstead (last year’s Youth Girls champion) several times before finally opening up some space for herself near the end of the 4K race. Ceili McCabe, of also of B.C., took the third spot on the podium yesterday. 

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Lewis won the B.C. provincial high school and club championships, each by 30 seconds. She also won gold for Canada in the 1,500m at the U18 International in Kingston, Jamaica this summer. 

Ron MacLean of Saskatchewan emerged as the winner fairly late in the game after some jostling for position in the U18 boys’ 6K race. Chase Canty of Windsor, Ont. was second, then Jake Hollinger of Quinte Frontenac by a nose after a fierce battle for third place.


The sun peeked through the clouds a bit for the U18’s, and the course only became treacherously muddy later in the day. 

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