Local runners cracked the top 10 at the 39th-annual Mid-Canada Elementary School Run in Thunder Bay on Saturday.
Leading the charge in the roughly three-km run was Jennifer Hammond of Sturgeon Creek, who finished fourth in the girls’ division with a time of 12:34.90.
Hammond beat last year’s seventh-place finish, when she ran the race in 13:08.90.
On the boys’ side, Maxwell Williams of Donald Young School in Emo had a time of 11:23.40 to finish in sixth place.
Melissa Hammond and Hunter Neilson, both of Sturgeon Creek, also beat last year’s times.
Hammond shaved more than a minute from her time while Neilson bested his previous time by more than 90 seconds.
Other locals competing in the race included:
16. Zach Swing of St. Francis (11:56.95);
32. Brett Hahkala of J.W. Walker (12:27.70);
45. Jarred Taylor of St. Francis (12:48.15);
58. Jackson Arpin of Riverview (13:05.20);
72. Damon Nyberg of J.W. Walker (13:25.25);
89. Jake Vandenbrand of Sturgeon Creek (14:02.50);
104. Jacob Bolzan of St. Francis (14:19.95)
150. Hunter Brown of Sturgeon Creek (15:51.60); and
172. Tanner Neilson of Sturgeon Creek (18:07.60)
22. Morgan Haw of Sturgeon Creek (13:46.55);
34. Lauren Vold of J.W. Walker (14:12.30);
44. Anika Alexander of St. Francis (14:23.50);
70. Alexandra Cooper of Riverview (15:16.80);
89. Erin Tomalty of Nestor Falls (15:46.95);
90. Kaitlynn Lougheed of Nestor Falls (15:48.15); and
156. Mykenzie Borger of Sturgeon Creek (20:07.30)