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St. John Students Shine at Laurentian X-C Running Challenge

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Pictured are St. John students Colin Burrell, Shane Poitras and Hannah Whyte.

September 27, 2013 -  On September 26th, 2013, over 800 students from across Greater Sudbury elementary schools participated in the Laurentian X-C Running Challenge at Laurentian University.  St.John's student, Shane Poitras, brought home the gold in the Senior Elementary Boys Division with a record time of 12:07, placing him 1st among 223 grade 7 & 8 boys.  Shane has proven to be an exceptional athlete and we are overwhelmingly proud of his admirable victory!  As well, Hannah Whyte placed 4th in the Junior Elementary Girls Division and Colin Burrell placed 3rd in the Junior Elementary Boys Division.  Overall, St. John's team ranked 2nd for Junior Girls, 3rd for Junior Boys, and 6th for Senior Boys of over 20 schools!  Coaches Cori Walker and Tania Vaillancourt are tremendously proud of all of their athletes for their dedication, positive attitudes, and perseverance! 

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