The L.V. Rogers cross country team claimed the West Kootenay championship last Wednesday at the Busk trials south of Nelson and will now put their endurance to the test against runners from the east.
Both the boys and girls teams nabbed team gold last week with solid individual and team performances.
Leading the way for the boys was Micah May, Walker Dempster, Owen Thurston, Cail Spencer, Levi Smith and Trace Cooke. The girls were led by Maddy Murphy, Haillee Gerun and Rebecca Bracewell.
The local high school will now host the East/West Kootenay Cross Country Championship on the trails around LVR on Wednesday. The top runners will claim berths into the provincial championships which will be held in Prince George on November 3.