Lebanese Age Group Cross Country Championship Results

16 Feb 2015 – The Lebanese Age Group Cross Country Championship was held on February 15, in Jamhour. Runners dedicated this cross country to Melanie FREIHA. They all stood up for a minute of silence for her before starting the race.

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Joy Abousleiman

Indeed, Joy ABOUSLEIMAN from CSJ, a long and triple jumper champion, ran the Juniors race and surprised everyone with her win! She was wearing a T-shirt of her teammate Melanie and won the title for her. “It is Mel who ran today not me,” Joy said.

Sandy KARAM from Champville came in second place and was suffering from a recent injury but completed the race successively. “I stood on the starting line in pain from my injury, not ready at all. But something magical happened in that race, and I was to thank my dearest friend Joy for pushing us forward and race for the late Melanie. Miracles do exist after all. I had a blast.”

Photos of the Lebanese Age Group Cross Country Championship

On the other hand, Pia NEHME from Inter-Lebanon won the women’s race followed by Manal TAYYAR form CSJ who took second place. The TAYYAR family is performing very well, not only Manal but also her young sister and brother. Farah TAYYAR 11-year, won the Bantam race and Wajih Georges TAYAR 12-year, won the Bantam boys race.

Ghiya MTAYREK and Ahmad CHOUR, both from Phoenicia club won their youth race. Sara Joe KORTBAWI also won by a huge margin. Lynne DOUGHANNE faced some cramps while running that made her lose the first place and she was not able to finish the race. The three of them with Peter KHOURY were supposed to compete at the West Asian Cross Country Championship in Bahrain but the Bahrain Federation canceled the championship saying that it is due to the lack of participants.

In the men’s race, the Lebanese Army athletes effectively won the race but an unacceptable mistake happened. After completing the 6 laps (Grande Boucles of more than 1000 meters each), the referees counted 5 laps instead and made the three leading athletes run one additional lap. The others denied the referees and finished the 6 laps ahead of the first three. As a result, the federation will not re-do the race, but they will rank the teams and the individuals according to the results of the Open Cross Country that will be held on 8th of March.

We should note that the first 6 get a medal.

>>> Results:

Kids Boys:

  1. Bilal Nehman (Manar): 5:27
  2. Ali Ali (Antonins): 5:33
  3. Christian Aramouni (CSJ): 5:44
  4. Jad Nasr (Champville): 5:44
  5. Rahim Chouman Abed (Phoenicia): 5:54
  6. Mohamad Chaib (Inter-Lebanon): 5:56

 

Teams Ranking:

  1. Champville: 41 pts
  2. CSJ: 43 pts
  3. Loueize: 54 pts

 

Kids Girls:

  1. Israa Ezzedine (Phoenicia): 4:05
  2. Caline Saad (Champville): 4:10
  3. Lea Belle Khalil (Loueize): 4:11
  4. Zahraa Ezzedine (Phoenicia): 4:15
  5. Tara Tamari (CSJ): 4:15
  6. Clara Aad (Champville): 4:16

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Champville: 28 pts
  2. Phoenicia: 40pts
  3. CSJ: 48 pts

Bantam Boys:

  1. Georges Wajih Tayar (CSJ): 7:04
  2. Mark Matta (Antonins): 7:21
  3. Kevin Zoghbi (Antonins): 7:21
  4. Charbel Mtanios (Antonins): 7:32
  5. Rawad Safiedine (Phoenicia): 7:33
  6. Bassam Al Hayek (Manar): 7:37

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Antonins: 20 pts
  2. CSJ: 32 pts
  3. Phoenicia: 62 pts

 

Bantam Girls:

  1. Farah Tayar (CSJ): 5:24
  2. Clawdia Zmokhol (CSJ): 5:26
  3. Lynn Daccach (CSJ): 5:34
  4. Michele Bou Eid (CSJ): 5:41
  5. Joya Feghali (Antonins): 5:46
  6. Maysa Mouawad (CSJ): 5:47

 

Team Ranking:

  1. CSJ: 10 pts
  2. Phoenicia: 70 pts

 

Midget Boys:

  1. Abdallah Al Kaderi (Phoenicia): 10:42
  2. Mounir Hamad (Manar): 11:08
  3. Mario Irani (CSJ): 11:10
  4. Habib Baladi (CSJ): 11:10
  5. Hamza Yaghi (Manar): 11:27
  6. Ali Fawaz (Phoenicia): 11:51

Team Ranking:

  1. Manar: 25 pts
  2. CSJ: 26 pts
  3. Phoenicia 29 pts

 

Midget Girls:

  1. Ghiya Mtayrek (Phoenicia): 7:46
  2. Yasmina Fakhry (CSJ): 8:11
  3. Chloe Abou Jaoude (CSJ): 8:37
  4. Fatima Zaatari (Ansar): 8:37
  5. Joy Lynn Kortbawi (Champville): 8:38
  6. Tala Salam (Inter-Lebanon): 8:38

 

Team Ranking:

  1. CSJ: 26 pts
  2. Champville: 33 pts
  3. Phoenicia: 50 pts

 

Youth Boys:

  1. Ahmad Chour (Phoenicia): 12:05
  2. Garbis Chekerdjian (Inter-Lebanon): 12:21
  3. Peter Khoury (Champville): 12:36
  4. Ahmad Badran (ERC): 13:02
  5. Zien Farran (Phoenicia): 13:14
  6. Ahmad Mohsen (Phoenicia): 13:22

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Phoenicia: 29 pts
  2. CSJ: 61 pts
  3. Inter-Lebanon 73

 

Youth Girls:

  1. Sara Joe Kortbawi (Champville): 11:56
  2. Chrystelle Doueihi (Champville): 12:28
  3. Nour Al Awar (Inter-Lebanon): 13:13
  4. Gabriella Doueihi (Champville): 13:47
  5. Diana Fakhran (Ansar): 13:56
  6. Nour Achkar (CSJ): 14:00

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Champville: 15 pts
  2. Inter-Lebanon: 41 pts
  3. Phoenicia: 58 pts

 

Juniors Women:

  1. Joy Abousleiman (CSJ): 17:31
  2. Sandy Karam (Champville): 17:54
  3. Karen Feghali (CSJ): 18:32
  4. Joelle Feghali (CSJ): 18:38
  5. Lea Ladki (Inter-Lebanon): 18:42
  6. Nour Farhat (Antonines): 18:48

 

Teams Ranking:

  1. CSJ: 17 pts
  2. Antonins: 54 pts

 

Juniors Men:

  1. Michael Bassous (CSJ): 18:18
  2. Hussein Zayyat (ERC): 18:41
  3. Ali Kassab (Phoenicia): 19:17
  4. Georges Haddad (Champville): 19:29
  5. Zakariah Harouki (Inter-Lebanon): 19:38
  6. Ali Chahin (Manar): 19:43

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Manar: 34 pts
  2. Elite: 40 pts
  3. CSJ: 57 pts

 

Women:

  1. Pia Nehme (Inter-Lebanon): 23:03
  2. Manal Tayar (CSJ): 25:40
  3. Nadine Kalot (Inter-Lebanon): 26:01
  4. Sylvie Antoun (Blue Stars): 26:29
  5. Randa Dakroub (Inter-Lebanon): 26:48
  6. Lama Jamo (CSJ): 26:57

 

Team Ranking:

  1. Inter-Lebanon: 16 pts
  2. CSJ: 40 pts