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Ian McCosham
Cross Country/Track & Field

Ian is a 2023 graduate from St Joseph Catholic Secondary School and is a well-rounded athlete. Like many local kids, he grew up playing hockey, however by the time he reached the Summer of 2018 he developed a new passion for running. He was late entering the sport, but he was willing to push himself to improve his skills. As a grade 9 student he competed at OFSAA Cross Country in the grade 10 level and quickly fell in love with competitive running. Unfortunately, due to COVID pandemic, he was forced to miss several competitions over those years but continued to push himself and train hard. To this day he can be found running through the local villages in rain, snow, ice, or heat.


As post-pandemic competitions started to emerge, he was able to participate against the best in the country by attending the Cross-Country Provincials and Nationals in both 2021 and 2022.  At the local level in 2022, Ian had the opportunity to race in track and field where he won the SD&G titles and set records for 800m, 1500m and 3000m. AT EOSSA he placed 5th in the 1500m allowing him to compete at the OFSSAA East Regionals. In the fall of 2022, Ian broke all his records in Cross Country, winning the SDG Senior Boys title.


Come 2023, he continued to improve on his previous track season, he once again broke all previous records in SDG for the 800m, 1500m, Steeple Chase and the 4x400m relay. At EOSSA, Ian placed well in the 800m and 1500m and was part of a team that advanced in the 4 x 400m relay allowing him to Compete at the East Regionals, He finished strong with 6th and 8th place finishes.  


He was named Senior Male Top Runner in both Cross Country and Track and Field for St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School in both his final years of school, and at graduation also received the award for Top Male Athlete with Academic Record and the Four Pillars Award.  Ian was also recognized locally in 2023 as the Top Male Runner for both Cross-Country and Track and Field at the Cornwall Lions Club Awards. Finally, Ian just returned from the 2023 National Championships in Langley BC where he finished 8th in the country at the 3000m steeplechase


He is now excited to pursue his future in sports medicine at the University of Queens starting this September.  He would also one day like to pursue coaching other athletes looking to join the sport of competitive running.    


Ian accepting his award from committee member Lori McDonald.

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