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Ormond one OFSAA win away from historic record

November 15, 2017   ·   0 Comments

By Jake Courtepatte

Cameron Ormond is running like no one has seen in close to thirty years.
The sixteen-year old from Aurora remains unbeaten at the OFSAA Cross-Country Championships throughout her high school career, winning the girl’s event last Saturday in Petawawa, ON. for a third-straight year.
Racing the senior level six kilometre route for the first time as a Grade 11 student, the Aurora High School junior finished the course in 22 minutes and 32 seconds, fifteen seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
Competing against Grade 12 students in arguably the toughest year of a high school athlete’s career, her margin of defeat is equally as impressive as her sixteen seconds in Grade 10 and 28 seconds in Grade 9.
And the win has her chasing the record books.
Though a competitor by the name of Kathy Butler, a multi-time Olympian, accomplished four gold medals in OFSAA cross-country in the late 1980s, it took her five years to do so.
Ormond, with another win in 2018, could be the first female ever to go four-for-four.
Two male competitors have ever accomplished the feat.
Ormond, who has raced for the Huskies since Grade 8, trains with the club twice a week. She was also recently awarded the inaugural Future Hall of Fame Award by the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame.



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