(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Cross Country program is pleased to add a pair of runners from St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School for the 2016 season. Twin sisters Aryana and Hannah Cirino signed a Letter of Intent in front of their friends and family in the halls at Villanova Monday and will both be attending the Dental Hygiene program at St. Clair in the fall.
Competitive runners during their high school career they were both sub 21-minute runners last fall at the SWOSSAA Cross Country Championship helping qualify their team in 2nd place for the OFSAA Provincial Championship. Hannah was 5th overall at WECSSAA in 20:32 and finished 13th at SWOSSAA with an even better time of 20:05. Aryana was 21st at WECSSAA in a time of 21:52 and right on her sisters heals at SWOSSAA in 16th place at 20:16.
Saints Head Coach Paul Boots is excited that St. Clair could sign the top runners from the local area and eager to see them on the course this fall. "Hannah and Aryana will make us competitive right away at Provincials. They are both quality individuals who have a passion for the sport. We were a tie-breaker away from a podium finish last fall and we hope this is a step to ensuring a medal next season", commented Boots.