Four Golden Ears Athletics’ runners off to nationals

Head to Kingston for chance to compete against Canada's best.

Jamie Hennessey (left) will compete for Golden Ears Athletics at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston

Jamie Hennessey (left) will compete for Golden Ears Athletics at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston

Four athletes from Golden Ears Athletics will be heading to Kingston, Ont. to take on the best of the best at the Canadian Cross Country Championships , Nov. 28

Golden Ears’ standouts Jamie Hennessey, Madelyn Huston, Christina Johnstone and Norm Tinkham ran qualifying times at the provincials on Nov. 7 in Vancouver and qualified to represent Team B.C.

Hennessey, and Huston will compete in the youth division on a four-kilometre course.

Hennessey is coming off an impressive season with Maple Ridge secondary, finishing fourth among senior girls at the Fraser Valley championships with a time of 17:23.24, and 15th overall at the B.C. high school championships with a time of 18:35.72.

Johnstone will run in the in the junior division on the six-km course, while Tinkman runs in the masters division on the eight-km course.

Tinkman said it will be an exciting event for all these athletes and especially for himself, having coached all three runners over the past seven years. Both Hennessey and Huston have been running with Golden Ears since they were in Grade 4.