Knights charge to cross-country title

The Abbotsford Christian Knights charged their way to the top prize at the Lafarge Elementary Cross-Country Series.

Marquesis Haintz raced to victory in the Grade 4 girls category at the Lafarge Cross-Country Series.

Marquesis Haintz raced to victory in the Grade 4 girls category at the Lafarge Cross-Country Series.

The Abbotsford Christian Knights charged their way to the top prize at the Lafarge Elementary Cross-Country Series.

Abby Christian finished atop the standings in the race for the Jane Swan Fitness Award, which recognizes the top overall school over the course of four races at Clearbrook Park. The Knights racked up 79 points to out-distance W.A. Fraser Middle (56) and MEI Middle (44).

Individual division winners through four races, on the girls side, included Marquesis Haintz (unattached, Grade 4), Emily Motion (unattached, Grade 5), Teagen Boughen (MEI Middle, Grade 6), Karissa Marazzi (MEI Middle, Grade 7) and Hannah Konrad (W.A. Fraser, Grade 8).

On the boys side, aggregate winners were Benjamin Gosson (Abbotsford Christian, Grade 4), Parker Wakelyn (unattached, Grade 5), Noah Nickel (MEI Middle, Grade 6), Cameron Piers (Abbotsford Christian, Grade 7) and Matthew Conner (Chief Dan George, Grade 8).

The Lafarge series is hosted by the Valley Royals track and field club, and draws upwards of 1,000 elementary schoolers for each race.