905-835-1186 211 Elgin St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3K4

Cross Country

Coach:  Ms.Teal & Mr. Block

Cross Country is open to all dedicated male and female students from grade 9-12.  Training begins in September.    Practices take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. 

Zones - Oct 19th Fireman's Park
SOSSA- Oct 27th Fireman's Park
OFSAA in Nov.  - TBD

Practice - TBD 


Previous Years:

2023 Zone 3:
Aydan Smith 1st in individual
Jackson Tonnies 2nd in individual
Madison Lee 5th in individual
Sarah Smith 4th in individual
Sam Tonnies 4th in individual
Lucas denHollander 10th in individual

2022: Badger Invitational meet. The team put in strong performances in the Novice Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Boys divisions. Highlights include Sam Tonnies placing 6th overall in the Senior Boys Division, Sarah Smith placing 27th in the Junior Girls Division, and the Port Colborne Senior Boys Team placing 9th overall. Great effort team!

10 Runners advance to SOSSA.  Sam Tonnies and Kaylee Olm Place 2nd at Zones

2018: 9 Runners advance to SOSAA.  Midget Boys WIN zones and enter SOSSA as 2nd ranked team!  

Click here to see pictures from the 2011-2012 season

Past Coaches Award
2022-23  Sam Tonnies & Lucas denHollander
2021-22  Eva Wachel
2018-19  Preston Fraser & Danielle Adam
2012-13  Noah DeRoy
2011-12  Dan Burke & Shannen Weaver
2010-11  Shannen Weaver
2009-10  Ariel Grant
2007-08  Jaid Newstead
2002-03  Shauna Forsey

xc 2 xc 2b xc sr boys xc ethan xc emma xc tonnis xc ava xc sarah xc sr X c team at sossa xc race x country girls 2 x country boys x country girl x country boys on starting line x country girls 1 x country connor 2 x country connor athletes of the yr

2023 Team: 

Aydan Smith
Jackson Tonnies
Madison Lee
Sarah Smith
Eva Wachel
Ethan denHollander
Lucas denHollander
Matt Lee
Sam Tonnies

Cross Country News:


Oct 23, 2020
The Midget Boys Cross Country team will take on Ontario's best

The Port Colborne High School Midget Boys Cross Country team have qualified for the OFSAA Ontario finals on Nov. 3, 2018 at the Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas.  The event will bring together the top teams from across Ontario.  OFSAA is one of the largest cross-country races in North America, and has some of Canada’s greatest distance runners as its former participants, such as Canadian Olympic marathoner, Reid Coolsaet.

The Port High team qualified for the event by first winning the High School Zone meet and then finishing 3rd at the Southern Ontario championship despite not having one of their top runners in the lineup.

"I have been very fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated group of runners come out for the team this year. Every race they have achieved better results than the last and I expect nothing less as we go into our final race of the season. The OFSAA Championship is a major achievement for our program, as we have been working hard to develop the mindset of excellence here at Port High and OFSAA is definitely a step in the right direction." said head coach Scott Vanderlee

Mike Smith, the 2018 Championship Convener, said, “The course is going to be flatter than they’re used to.  The race ends with a slight hill with 300 metres to go. So when you’re kicking for home, be sure to save a little extra for that final incline.”   All members of the PCHS team will be required to run the 4km course. Their top 4 finishers will be used for the team event.  

midget boys team
The six grade 9 team members include (From left to right):  Connor Pelletier, Evan Olm, Dylan Coers, Matthew Richardson, Preston Fraser and Owen Lamarsh