Sidney Clement of West Vancouver's Sentinel Spartans (889) runs at the front on the pack with St. Thomas More's Katelyn Stewart-Barnett at Saturday's B.C. High School Cross-Country championships in Abbotsford. (Photo by Jon Hayduk property of Jon Hayduk Photography 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A glimpse of near-perfection: How the Sentinel Spartans’ girls cross-country team ran a race for the ages at 2019 B.C. high school championships!

WEST VANCOUVER — It was on the final Friday of last month, a day of professional development for teachers across the province of B.C., and Mark Fenn sat transfixed as he took in the words being spoken at a seminar he happened to be attending in Langley.“I was at Trinity Western’s Leadership Super-Conference and one […]

Desirae Ridenour (centre) of Cowichan, golden in the recent BCHS 3,000m, is flanked by silver medallist Taryn O'Neill (left) of George Elliot and New West's Grace Fetherstonhaugh. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Epic 3,000m senior girls final put B.C. high school middle-distance front-&-centre

LANGLEY — As we get set to bid farewell to another season of B.C. high school sports, my mind can’t help but look forward to so many new plotlines, all enhanced by the happenings of an exciting 2016-17 season.

Vernon's Hannah Bennison adorned in her bib at the IAAF women's Under-20 World Cross Country championships March 26 in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo courtesy Athletics Canada)
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Hannah Bennison: The Vernon Panthers’ runner is a harrier with no barriers

There was moment this past March, over the late stages of the biggest race of her life, that Hannah Bennison reached what can only be described as a divine understanding with her sport.