In a race now dubbed the “Midnight Express,” four Grade 8 girls on the Maple Ridge secondary track and field team won the 400-metre relay Friday evening to give the school its first girls’ team meet title in Chehalis, Washington in 15 years.
MRSS members had competed all day against 20 U.S. girls’ teams and needed to win the final event to take the title.
Rebels silver in pool
The Garibaldi secondary water polo team came second at the high school provincial championships on the weekend.
The Maple Ridge Ramblers placed third. Kaelen Osmond and Ava Morrant were standouts for Ridge in the bronze-medal victory.
Jr. Rams win
The Maple Ridge secondary junior girls’ soccer team advanced to the playoffs with a 1-0 win last week.
MRSS previously defeated the Pitt Meadows Marauders 4-2, with Cassie Girard netting three goals. Cassidy Hoffert also scored, while Amanda Apps, Charlie Berazen and Kylana Bradburry were standouts on defense.