Surrey teen races to first place victory at invitational

An athlete with a Cloverdale connection ran away with first place at U.S. invitational cross country event.

Surrey’s MacKenzie Rolland has won first place at the 38th annual Mount Baker Invitational Cross Country Race.

Rolland, a Grade 12 student at North Surrey Secondary, represented her high school’s senior girls team in the junior varsity race, which had over 500 participants.

She completed the 2.79 mile (4.7 km) course in 21:46.58.

The competition was held Sept. 22 at Silver Lake Park in Maple Falls, Washington.

In addition to cross country, MacKenzie plays on her school’s field hockey team at Cloverdale Athletic park.

She has another local connection  – during lacrosse season, she referees and plays out of the Cloverdale Arena as a Surrey Rebel.