Semiahmoo Totems’ runner Chelsea Ribeiro was the top local finisher at B.C. High School Cross-Country Championships last weekend in Kelowna.
Ribeiro placed ninth overall – out of 280 runners – in the 4.8-km girls race, clocking a time of 17 minutes, 3.51 seconds.
Her time was less than a quarter-second behind sixth-place Nicole Hutchinson of Sentinel, and 21 seconds back of first-place runner Ashley Windsor of Walnut Grove.
Other top runners included Semi’s Alison Williams (21st), Earl Marriott’s Ally Ginther (26th) and EMS runner Melanie Oster (61st).
In the six-km boys race, the top runner from a South Surrey school was Earl Marriott’s Stuart MacDonald, who placed 20th out of 286 runners.