TnfNorth OFSAA XC Final Poll

(Special thanks to voters: Randy Givogue (Thousand Islands HS, Brockville), Kevin Dillon (Paul Dwyer HS, Oshawa), David Scarrow (Vincent Massey HS, Windsor), Bill Cunliffe (Courtice HS, Courtice). (Poll # 1 -- September 29, 2010, Poll #2 -- October 13, 2010)



OFSAA Cross Country Championships -- Saturday November 6, 2010 -- at Etobicoke Centennial Park in Etobicoke, Ontario


(TnfNorth Video Coverage of All Races to be available later in the day)

To say that Yves Sikubwabo's late entry into school and the fall 2010 high school cross country season has been unnoticed or been without controversy would simply not be accurate. Although it should be noted that TnfNorth was the first to bring his name to the fore, over 6 weeks ago. The Grade 11 athlete from Glebe Secondary School in Ottawa, a refugee from Rwanda who arrived during the World Junior Championships and won the Queen's Invitational in 29:20 beating 3:42 1500 metre man Matt Hulse, has gone from unknown to favorite in the space of a few weeks. It is hard to know how the newcomer will handle the reported cold weather but if he does stumble Pre-Ofsaa Champion Xavier King of Pickering and pre-season favorite Rob Denault  of Aurora could be in a position to capitalize. After the Regional Meets, Vincent Massey appears to be the favorite to win both the senior boys and senior girls team championship, but will have a strong Theriault team from Timmins on the boys race and strong Thousand Islands and London Central teams on the girls side. After not being ranked in the top five to start the year, Elizabeth Whelan of Branksome Hall has become the favorite but will be challenged by Jaclyn White of Mother Theresa and Michelle Molodynia of AN Myer.



Senior Boys Final Team Poll
Name Town Votes
1) Vincent Massey Windsor 20 (4)
2) E.S. Theriault Timmins 15
3) R.S. McLaughlin Oshawa 9
4) Thousand Islands Brockville 7
4) Northern Sarnia 7
Also Receiving Votes: Highland (2)



Senior Boys Final Individual Poll
Name School Votes
 1) Yves Sikubwabo  Glebe  15(3)
 2) Xavier King  Pickering  12
 3) Rob Denault  Aurora  10(1)
 4) Connor Darlington  R.S. McLaughlin  10
 5) Eamonn Kichuk  Bill Crothers  8
 Also Receiving Votes: Andrew Kowalsky, Vincent Massey (5)



Senior Girls Final Team Poll
Name Town Votes
 1) Vincent Massey  Windsor  20 (4)
 2) Thousand Islands  Brockville  12
 3) Central  London  11
 4) Westdale  Hamilton  7
 5) Essex  Essex  4
 Also Receiving Votes: Uxbridge (3), Eastview-Barrie (2), Father Redmond (1)



Senior Girls Final Individual Poll
Name Town Votes
 1) Elizabeth Whelan  Branksome Hall  19 (3)
 2) Jaclyn White  Mother Theresa  16 (1)
 3) Michelle Molodynia  AN Myer  7
 4) Katie Fleischer  Northern-Sarnia  6
 5) Natalia Hawthorne Bracebridge  3
Also Recieving Votes: Emma Galbraith, Franco Ouest (2), Sarah Wilson, St. Michael's (2), Emma Norman, Thousand Islands (2), Ali Wooley (2), Frances Bernard (1)