Oak Bay boys golden at cross country provincials

Oak Bay High’s senior boys have captured their eighth provincial team title

Oak Bay High’s senior boys captured their eighth team title at a rainy Jericho Beach in Vancouver Saturday (Nov. 7) during the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships.

Jack Stanley was first across the line for Oak Bay, finishing ninth overall with a time of 24:49, followed by teammates, Max McCulloch, Vlad Lyesin, Malcolm Harrison, Marcel Petruzelli, Jack Cooper and Liam Boland.

Michael Barber was Oak Bay’s top-finishing junior boy, crossing the line in 18:53 for ninth place. Also from Oak Bay, Rae-Lynn Parkins was the top-finishing senior girl, finishing 75th of 218 with a time of 21:06.

Oak Bay also earned the silver team title in the junior girls division Saturday.

Justine Stecko led her team across the line at 15th of 200 runners with a time of 19:22. Contributing to the silver finish were Shannon McMillan, Sarah Bryan, Cara Butler, Ella Mickelberry and Presly Rangel.