Congratulations BC Athletics Cross Country Champions!

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the BC Cross Country Championships on Saturday Oct 26 in Saanich, BC.

A big thank you goes out to the Prairie Inn Harriers and their event volunteers for hosting the event on the island this year.

Congratulations to all the event winners and participants!




9 Year Olds

Madison McCabe

Kai Carter

10 Year Olds

Mina Stefanovic, Southepointe Academy

William Reid

11 Year Olds

Nelle Liefsoens, Powell River Track & Field

Miles Hayden, Langley Mustangs

12 Year Olds

Alexa Dow, Prairie Inn Harriers

Noah Louwese, Langley Mustangs

13 Year Olds

Maella Hodgson, Ocean Athletics

Connor Nicol, Ocean Athletics

U16 (14 & 15)

Ella Madsen, Coquitlam Cheetahs

Caiden Lee, Ocean Athletics

U18 (16 & 17)

Madelyn Bonikowsky, Kootenay Chaos

Jaiveer Tiwana, Coastal Track Club

U20 (18 & 19)

Haley Ribeiro, Coastal Track Club

Jonah Brost, Prairie Inn Harriers


Sarah Inglis, Langley Mustangs

Nathan Wadhwani, Langley Mustangs


Jen Millar

Andrew Russell, Prairie Inn Harriers

Masters 70+

Barbara Binns

Fred Pawluk, Kajaks Track & Field

U16 Teams

Ocean Athletics

Ocean Athletics

U18 Teams

Royal City Track & Field

Coastal Track Club

Senior Teams

Langley Mustangs

Langley Mustangs

Caiden Lee-BCXC U16 WinnerOcean Athletics took home the Junior Development (JD) Team Award, awarded to the club with the top placing athletes over all of the JD events (9-13 year olds).

In the Senior Women’s race, Sarah Inglis of the Langley Mustangs, lead from gun to finish.  Inglis told Athletics Illustrated, “I just wanted to have a good effort and go hard when it felt good. After two laps I was thinking that this is getting tough, but I managed to keep the lead, then extend it in the last lap. I finished feeling good, so I am happy with that.” Her teammates, Lindsay Carson and Ally Ginther, placed second and third to sweep the podium and take the Senior Women’s Team plaque.

Ella Madsen-BCXC U16 WinnerThe Men’s Senior race, Nathan Wadhwani of the Langley Mustangs took the win, by heading to the front of the pack early and held on for the win. Braeden Charlton of the Thunderbirds second, and Caleb de Jong of the Mustangs third.

Full results at – Race Day Timing

Masters Age graded resultsclick here

Full Team Results  - click here

Sarah Inglis-BCXC Senior WinnerFull JD aggregate scoringclick here

For interviews with the top finishing athletes in each race, please visit Athletics Illustrated – click here for story and here for interviews.

All photos courtesy of Joseph Camilleri, you can view the full Facebook gallery clicking here.

Looking ahead in XC Calendar …

Nathan Wadhwani-BCXC Senior WinnerNov 30, 2019 – Athletics Canada National Cross Country Championships – Abbotsford
Feb 29, 2020 – Pan Am Cross Country Cup – Victoria/Langford
Oct 24, 2020 – BC Cross Country Championships – Saanich/Victoria
Oct 31, 2020 – Usports CanWest Championship, BC High School Championships (High Schools TBC – either Nov 7 or Oct 31).
Nov 14, 2020 – Usports Championships
Nov 28, 2020 – Athletics Canada National Cross Country Championships - Abbotsford

First round of BC Team invitations have been sent out to the athletes selected.