Following his record breaking performance at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina this past October, Evan Burke headed home with a new goal- to win Gold at the OFSAA XC Championships. His previous races at OFSAA XC were all top ten finishes but with stiff competition in the Senior Boys category, Evan knew it would be a tough day. After two straight days of rain, the beautiful Christie Park course in Dundas, Ontario proved to be a muddy challenge.
Evan knew he had to take control of the pace early and did just that. After the first loop, Evan kept up his relenting 3:11 km pace and watched runners fall off the back. By the last km, Evan had pulled away from everyone and won the senior boys race in a time of 19:06.9 ( 15 seconds ahead of the next runner). Congrats to this incredible South Lion!! We can’t wait to see him on the track this spring.