Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet

Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet
Atticus Burton-Adams sprints to the finish of the Misty Meadows loop with friends from Chief Matthews School cheering behind. Students from schools across Haida Gwaii enjoyed a bright, breezy day on May 11 for the cross-country running meet in Tlell.Atticus Burton-Adams sprints to the finish of the Misty Meadows loop with friends from Chief Matthews School cheering behind. Students from schools across Haida Gwaii enjoyed a bright, breezy day on May 11 for the cross-country running meet in Tlell.
Rocher runs through the evergreens.Rocher runs through the evergreens.
Jadelyn runs out of the woods and eyes the climb into the dunes.Jadelyn runs out of the woods and eyes the climb into the dunes.
Justin enjoys a downhill stretch after climbing up the steepest part of the course.Justin enjoys a downhill stretch after climbing up the steepest part of the course.
Hayden rounds a sandy section.Hayden rounds a sandy section.
Simone leaps close behind.Simone leaps close behind.
Owen flies downhill along East Beach.Owen flies downhill along East Beach.
Several students ran the course in pairs — some right to the finish line.Several students ran the course in pairs — some right to the finish line.
Saachi sprints by a sea of green.Saachi sprints by a sea of green.
Claire runs the final straightaway.Claire runs the final straightaway.
Camryn puts on the jets.Camryn puts on the jets.
Alish nears the finish.Alish nears the finish.
Anten zips faster than a dozen storm troopers.Anten zips faster than a dozen storm troopers.
Students run over dunes and forest trails at Misty Meadows meet

A bright, breezy day made for great running in Tlell at this year’s cross-country meet last week.

Students from schools all over Haida Gwaii ran the Misty Meadows loop on Thursday, May 11, supported by coaches and parent volunteers.

Students Grades 4 and 5 circled the 1 km loop once, while Grade 6s did a double loop, and Grade 7s ran three times through the woods and over the sand dunes.

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