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Submitted Twin Lakes Secondary School graduate Lisa Brooking is shown racing in Kingston at the Canadian Cross Country Championship. The 2015 Orillia athlete of the year finished eighth to earn her golden ticket as a top-10 performer. Athletics Canada will take six senior women’s competitors to upcoming world and Pan American championships. Brooking is hoping to be one of the chosen runners.

Brooking waiting on the word

Lisa Brooking, Orillia’s reigning athlete of the year, earned her “golden ticket” on the weekend, and is now anxiously awaiting to see if that ticket will allow her to represent Canada at two prestigious international competitions.

Submitted photo Orillia native Lisa Brooking, the 2015 Orillia Athlete of the Year, won the British Columbia Cross-Country Running Championship Saturday in Nanaimo, B.C. With the win, the 29-year-old has qualified for the Canadian University Sports championship and will also run for Team B.C. at the Canadian championships later this month in Kingston.

Brooking wins provincial title

Lisa Brooking, Orillia’s reigning athlete of the year, continues to run against the grain – and somehow manages to do it faster each year.The 29-year-old Trinity Western University masters’ student won the women’s provincial Cross-Country Running Championship of British Columbia Saturday, running to top spot in a field that included some of the cou

Erik Guay says he feels better than he has in years thanks to a summer with more time in the gym and on the ski hill than on the therapy table. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network/Files)

Erik Guay satisfied with career

No one could blame Erik Guay for feeling a tad exasperated with the line of questioning that greets him at every media event and at the finish line of virtually every World Cup race.

Dave Dawson The Packet & Times After lining up in the nearby parking lot, boys racing in the Grade 6 division jockey for position as they enter the first turn of their race that took them up the ski hill and around the Oro-Medonte resort.

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.

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