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Ondaatje Challenge 2023 | 10km Run

The Ondaatje Challenge has a long and respected history at Lakefield College School and it consists of four distinct events (a 10km run, 15km bike ride, 3km solo paddle, and 800m swim) and three levels of recognition—a hearty handshake for those completing any of the four events, a certificate for those completing all four events, and the prestigious Ondaatje medal for the few that meet the time standard of excellence for all four events.

On Monday, April 17, the Ondaatje Medal Challenge began with the 10km time trial on the Rotary Trail in Lakefield. The chilly spring weather was welcomed by students who were happy to have a refreshing breeze cool them down.

Congratulations to all runners who came out!  

38:22 Gabriel Roti ’25
39:56 Devon Hansen ’23
40:41 Mazal Zhou ’23
41:49 Will Peach ’24
42:38 Nate Andras ’24
43:49 Simon Crowley (Associate Faculty: Cooper House and Uplands House)
44:09 Charley Sun ’23
47:12 Caspar von Hardenberg ’25
48:31 Katelyn Hansen ’24
48:37 August Due ’25
49:27 Paulo ’25
49:32 Ashley Hansen ’24
51:07 Sohun Joshi ’26
52:16 Morgan Harris-Stoertz ’24
52:23 Louisa Dalglish ’25
54:52 Gabi Brown ’24
55:39 Jane White ’25
56:37 Lilly Pottow ’25
57:10 Julius Degen ’23
57:37 Ananya MacDonald ’23
58:04 Paula Hellweg ’24
1:00:49 Fiona Pazari ’24
1:07:20 Charlie ’23

As Mr. Harris said, our students achieved fantastic results and displayed great enthusiasm.
The following students made the Ondaatje Standard* for the run: Gabriel Roti ’25, Devon Hansen ’23, Mazal Zhou ’23, Will Peach ’24, Nate Andras ’24, Louisa Dalglish ’25, Morgan Harris-Stoertz ’24, Ashley Hansen ’24, and Katelyn Hansen ’24

Special thanks to all of the students and staff who came out to cheer on our runners!

The next portion of the Ondaatje Challenge is a 15km bike ride on May 2, followed by a 3km paddle on May 29, and an 800m swim on June 8.

*The time standards for the Ondaatje Medal require students to finish each event within 10% of the average winning time from the last 10 years. 
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