43rd Running of Grind at CASS

43rd Running of Grind at CASS

CASS Athletics hosted the 43rd Annual running of the Grind. The Grind is a fall tradition at CASS, run annually since 1975, to raise funds for CASS Athletics, and leadership opportunities.

Participants can walk, run or crawl around the track for exactly 60 minutes. This year's theme was Superheroes for Kayge, with a portion of the proceeds earmarks for Kayge Fowler.

A portion of the grade 7/8 funds raised will also be donated to fellow student Thomas Vine who is recovering in London from a serious UTV accident.  All participants were also required to bring in canned food items to be donated to local food banks.

All together approximately 200 students from grades 7-12 participated.  A few records were broken on this cold, dreary day.

First, both grade 7/8 records for male and female were broken.  Darcy Cooke set a new female record of 27 laps, beating the old record by 3.5 laps. Connor Ouimette ran together with Micah Byman to set a new male record of 27.5 laps.  The final record broken on the day was the vaulted team record, which stood at 58 laps in one hour, by the 2007 Hockey team.  This year's edition of the hockey team smashed the record with an impressive 60 laps in an hour.

Submitted by Nigel Good-Athletic Director

Central Algoma Secondary School