They’re off like a shot at the start of the Grade 5 boys race, above, including Kai Kasting and Matthias Bannister of Thetis Elementary. Right, Lucas Bieber displays his ribbon for fifth place in the Grade 3 race at the district cross country meet. Far right, Thetis Island’s Raglan Gall (13th), Westley Knowles (completed), Kai Kasting (8th) and Matthias Bannister (9th) display their ribbons from the Grade 5 boys race. (Photos submitted)

Thetis Island boys go for the gusto in district cross country racing

First time in many years the small school has entered participants

For a small school, Thetis Island Elementary School had some big-time representation in the School District 79 cross country race in Duncan.

Five Thetis Island students competed in the event at Evans Park last Thursday. It was the first-ever running race for all of them and also the first time in many years that Thetis Island Elementary has sent participants to the race.

Lucas Bieber came in a remarkable fifth place in the Grade 3 boys race. Kai Kasting (8th), Matthias Bannister (9th), Raglan Gall (13th) and Westley Knowles all completed the Grade 5 boys race in fine form.

Considering the number of athletes from all the district schools in each division, the results by all of the boys were outstanding.


Thetis Island’s Raglan Gall (13th), Westley Knowles (completed), Kai Kasting (8th) and Matthias Bannister (9th) display their ribbons from the Grade 5 boys race. (Photo submitted)

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