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GALLERY: Cross country championships

More than 500 of the region's top elementary school runners from both the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board converged at Mount St. Louis Moonstone Tuesday for the annual Simcoe County Cross Country Running Championship.

The young athletes had to make their school teams and then be a top finisher at last week's area championship to qualify for the season-ending county finals.

Competitors raced in categories in girls' and boys' divisions in Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8.

Thankfully, the showers held off and the weather was almost ideal at the Oro-Medonte Township ski hill as the runners competed in warm, breezy conditions.

Photos by Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times 

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