Gryphons win school award


TRENTON — North Nova runners combined to win the Courtney Malcolm school running award on Monday in conjunction with the 53rd annual Joe Earle Memorial road races.

Peter Corbin, Breanna Sandluck, Allie Sandluck and Ethan MacDonald combined to win the award that goes to the school that amasses the most points based on top three finishes.

Corbin won the one-mile and five-mile male open races, while Breanna Sandluck was the top female finisher in her one-mile and five-mile events.

MacDonald also won two races: the Carl MacDougall Memorial and Jim MacArthur Memorial races.

Allie Sandluck was third in two races.

“It was a wonderful day of races,” organizer V.J. Earle said.

Youth was not exclusively served on Monday.

Bob MacKenzie, 83, of Merigomish finished the five-mile race slowly but surely.

“I’ve been running for 70 years here and there,” said MacKenzie. “I alternate biking and running four or five times a year.”

About 40 volunteers officiated at the races and prepared the meal that followed it.

Following are results as compiled by race officials:

Baxter MacArthur Memorial, Open Men’s Mile: First: Peter Corbin, Linacy; Second: Scott Langille, New Glasgow

Third: Matthew Fraser, New Glasgow; Best Local: Peter Corbin

Hartling Family Memorial Open Mile Girls 15 and Under: First: Siera Chisholm, Antigonish; Second: Emma Cameron, Antigonish; Third: Allie Sandluck, MacPherson’s Mills; Best Local: Allie Sandluck

Gloria Clark Memorial Open Mile Women; First: Breanna Sandluck, MacPherson’s Mills; Second: Kali Caulier, Bedford; Third: Amanda Earle, Trenton; Best Local: Breanna Sandluck

Carl MacDougall Memorial One Mile Boys 15 and Under: First: Ethan MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Lagan Horton, Little Harbour; Third: Conrad Robertson, New Glasgow; Best Local: Ethan MacDonald

Jessie Smith Memorial 1/8 Mile Boys/Girls two and under: First: Connor Hale, Westville; Second: Ella Fanning, Trenton; Third: Ashton Sylliboy, Stellarton

The Boyles Memorial 1/8 Mile 4 and Under Boys: First: Evan Lawson, Trenton; Second: Connor Warren, New Glasgow; Third: Carson Atwater, New Glasgow

The Elda Earle Memorial 1/8 Mile 4 and Under Girls: First: Clara Walsh, New Glasgow; Second: Mylie Hale, Westville; Third: Ava Anderson, Trenton

Donald Gabby MacDonald Memorial 1/4 Mile Boys 6 and Under: First: Gavin MacCallum, Thorburn; Second: Spencer Anderson, Abercrombie; Third: Jaxon MacDonald, Thorburn; Best Local: Gavin MacCallum

Mackie Jenkins Memorial 1/4 Mile Girls 6 and Under: First: Caley Jo Lafferty, Trenton; Second: Piper Findlay, Eureka; Third: Madeleine Hendsbee, Abercrombie; Best Local: Caley Jo Lafferty

Bobby Gill Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 7 Years: First: Gavin MacDonald, Lyons Brook; Second: Tanner Hayden, New Glasgow; Third: Wyatt MacDonald, Thorburn; Best Local: Gavin MacDonald

The Cromwell Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 7 Years: First: Ashtyn MacHattie, Coalbur; Second: Isabelle Fraser, MacPherson’s Mills; Third: Danika Gillis, Kenzieville; Best Local: Ashtyn MacHattie

Paul MacDonald Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 8 Year: First: Silas Meier, Scotsburn; Second: Issac Cameron, Antigonish; Third: Cater Anderson, Abercrombie; Best Local: Silas Meier

William Tanner Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 8 Year: First: Chloe Ferguson, Westville; Second: Katelyn Hayes, Green Hill; Third: Gabrielle MacDonald, Stellarton; Best Local: Chloe Ferguson

The MacNeil Family Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 9 Year: First: Amelia MacCallum, Thorburn; Second: Mya MacDonald, Pictou; Third: Milly Kyle, New Glasgow; Best Local: Amelia MacCallum

Johnny Cooke Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 9 Years: First: Neal MacFarlane, New Glasgow; Second: Braydon Linthorne, Stellarton; Third: Jacob Gillis, Kenzieville; Best Local: Neal MacFarlane

Burton Luddington Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 10 Years: First: Hayden Rogers, Westville; Second: Lily Perrin, New Glasgow; Third: Anna Kennaley, Bridgevill; Best Local: Hayden Rogers

Charlie Stevens Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 10 Years: First: Kysac MacDonald, Hammond Plains; Second: Austin Earle, New Glasgow; Third: Braydon Johnson, Pictou; Best Local: Kysac MacDonald

Andre Roussey Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 11-12 Years: First: Cara MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Emma Cameron, Antigonish; Third: Mya Artibell, Antigonish; Best Local: Cara MacDonald

Jock Wilson Stevens Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 11-12 Years: First: Conrad Robertson, New Glasgow; Second: Lucas MacDonald, Stellarton; Third: Jake Henderson, Braeshore; Best Local: Conrad Robertson

Doug MacInnis Memorial 1/2 Mile Girls 13-14 Years: First: Mairin Canning, Antigonish; Second: Malia Artibell, Antigonish; Third: Siona Chisholm, Antigonish; Best Local: Jordyn Ferguson, Westville

Jim MacArthur Memorial 1/2 Mile Boys 13-14 Years: First: Ethan MacDonald, New Glasgow; Second: Lagan Horton, Little Harbour; Best Local: Ethan MacDonald

Joan Carrigan Memorial Women 14-35: First: Breanna Sandluck, MacPherson’s Mills; Second: Allie Sandluck, MacPherson’s Mills; Third: Jessica Zentner, Woodburn; Best Local: Breanna Sandluck

Raymond Pentz Memorial Five Mile Woman Masters 36 and Over: First: Melanie MacCara, New Glasgow; Second: Angela Fogarty, Westville; Third: Cindy Fraser, Merigomish; Best Local: Melanie MacCara

Nonnie Morgan Memorial Five Mile Men 14-35: First: Peter Corbin, Linacy; Second: Ryan MacDonald; Third: Aiden Canning, Antigonish; Best Local: Peter Corbin

Doucette Family Memorial Five Mile Mens Junior Masters 36-49: First: Walter Linthorne, Stellarton; Second: Kevin Waller, Stellarto; Third: Tony Corbin, Linacy; Best Local: Walter Linthorne

Dennis Lawless Memorial Five Mile Men Senior Masters 50 and Over: First: Dave MacLennan, Scotsburn; Second: Darrell Spears, New Glasgow; Third: Greg Zentner, Woodburn; Best Local: Dave MacLennan

Douglas V. MacDonald Memorial Five Mile Canadian Armed Forces: First: Harvey Stiles, Abercrombie

From left: Don MacNeil of Branch 29 of the Royal Canadian legion presents the Courtney Malcolm award on Malcolm’s behalf to North Nova runners Ethan MacDonald, Breanna Sandluck, Allie Sandluck and Peter Corbin. (Goodwin photo)

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