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Ruby Broadbent absolutely controlled the senior girl’s race. Well, there was nothing to control, rather she simply dominated from gun to tape. Broadbent went steady to start, which put her in the lead, worked hard in the middle of the race, and then finished looking like she could do it all over again.

It was a tremendous display of fitness by the 16-year-old Parklands Secondary student. The domination this time didn’t surprise anyone. She displayed the same fitness at the provincial cross-country championships in Victoria the week prior. She is coached by Dacre Bowen, who also coaches McLeish.

“I tried to make the first kilometre as easy as I can for myself and then with the middle I try to pick up the tempo a little and just finish strong at the end.” shared Broadbent. Asked what his motivational speech sounds like, Broadbent said, “he just tells me to go and run my race and to beat them with my tempo.”SHOW LESS