Sault Stryders
Running Club

Lobert, Turco place 42nd
Reported November 7, 2011 by Michael Purvis for The Sault Star
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


It seems Sault Ste. Marie's magic number was 42 on Saturday as that's where three of the city's top cross-country runners ranked at provincials in Ottawa.

It wasn't quite where Marissa Lobert had hoped to finish in the senior girls category, but the Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School student said it, "wasn't bad."

Lobert finished with a time of 20:32.3, just over 1:40 back of the leader in the Ottawa race.

"The beginning of the race was pretty good and then I kind of lost energy near the end and I was a little tired by the end," said Lobert, a three-time OFSAA competitor, who finished first in city and Northern Ontario Secondary Schools Association (NOSSA) this year.

Daniel Turco, of St. Mary's College, placed 42nd in the senior boys with a time of 24:34.7. Turco placed third at NOSSA.

Erika Mihell, of Superior Heights, placed 42nd of 242 runners in the midget girls division with a time of 13:04

Lydia Heimonen, also of Superior Heights, placed 45th in the midget girls with a time of 13:06.4, while schoolmates Danielle McKenney finished in 209th spot, followed by Adriane Mallinger (216) and Star Perry (221).

Amelia Marrato, another Superior Heights competitor, finished 71st in the senior girls division, followed by Wendy Mihell (202), Danielle Dupuis (216) and Nicole McKenney (221).

Sabrina Marsh, of Korah, finished 137th in the junior girls division, while Erin Lee, also of Korah, took 130th in the midget girls.

Sam Taylor, of White Pines, finished 89th in the senior boys division.

Carter Lobert, Marissa's brother, finished 62nd of 240 runners in the midget boys division, 3:41 back of the winner.

The Superior Heights girls senior team finished 20th, while the midget girls finished in 22nd spot.