YSAA 2016 Cross Country Championship

October 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News


Dawson City’s Jack Amos runs towards a first place finish in the males 15-17 division.


Dawson City’s Jack Amos made the long drive down to Whitehorse worth it. The 15-year-old outpaced three others to win the males 15-17 division, complete six-kilometres in 21:59. Special Olympian world championship medalist Darby McIntyre took second (23:33) and Joe Parker third (29:34).

“It was really good. The hill (Telemark Hill) was rough. I wasn’t running as fast as I would have liked to. I had a comfortable pace going but I could have gone a pretty long distance, so I was happy with that,” said Amos.

Amos won three medals in snowshoeing at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Greenland, placed first overall at the 39th annual Midnight Dome Race in his hometown in July, and also pocketed three medals at the Jack Brow Memorial Track and Field Meet this past summer in Kelowna, B.C.

“It’s been a pretty good year,” said Amos. “I’ve had a blast.”

He’s not done yet. Amos and Carson, and a few other Yukoners, will compete at the B.C. cross-country championships this October in Nanaimo.

“At the other races I was the lone Yukoner, so it’ll be nice to have a team behind me and hopefully share some of my senior experience with the junior athletes,” said Carson.

Division winners last Sunday include:

Male 6 yr: Samual Tatsuim

Male 7 yr: Micah McDonnell

Male 8 yr: Finn Bradford

Female 8 yr: Minty Bradford

Male 9 yr: Kyan Morrison

Male 12 yr: Nathan Sutton

Female 12 yr: Lisa Freeman

Female 14 yr: Kate Crocker

Male 15-17 yr: Jack Amos

Female 15-17 yr: Hannah Shier

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