Through the first three races of the Lafarge Cross-Country Grand Prix series, Abbotsford Christian Elementary has emerged as the odds-on favourite to win the overall title.
Abby Christian has racked up 61 points in the race for the Jane Swan Fitness Award, which recognizes the top school in the standings. They’re 20 points clear of their closest pursuers, W.A. Fraser Middle (41 points) and defending champion MEI Middle (29).
The Knights saw two runners win in their respective divisions on Wednesday at Clearbrook Park. Toby Siebenga won the Grade 4 boys race, while Cameron Piers topped the Grade 7 boys standings.
Other winners on the boys side Wednesday included Parker Wakelyn (unattached, Grade 5), Noah Nickel (MEI Middle, Grade 6) and Matthew Connor (Chief Dan George, Grade 8).
On the girls side, winners were 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).
The fourth and final race of the Lafarge series runs this Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Clearbrook Park.