Nelson’s Madelyn Bonikowsky runs to the finish en route to a gold at the national cross-country championships. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Madelyn Bonikowsky runs to the finish en route to a gold at the national cross-country championships. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Madelyn Bonikowsky wins national cross-country title

Bonikowsky won gold in the under-18 4 km race

Madelyn Bonikowsky has her second running title in less than a month, and this time it was in the national spotlight.

The Nelson runner took gold at the Canadian Cross-Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday. Bonikowsky finished the under-18 girls four-kilometre race in 14 minutes 8.465 seconds, which was 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

The race included 97 of Canada’s top high school runners.

Nelson’s Jacob Bonikowsky meanwhile finished 52nd out of 136 runners in the U18 boys race.