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Houlzet recognized by Fleming College with cross-country award

Glengarry’s Matthew Houlzet marked his final year at Fleming College by being honoured with a Knights cross-country running team award.

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Fleming College’s cross-country running athletes, including Matthew Houlzet, third from right.

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown of Ontario’s colleges, the school presented its honours remotely, with Houlzet recognized with the coaches’ award for cross-country. Teammates Daniel Sellers and Frances Emery, respectively, received the men’s and women’s MVP awards.

Looking back on the running season, the graduate of Glengarry District High School tells me that the highlight for him was the frequent travel with his Knights team. Excursions for meets took the squad to Windsor, London, and Toronto..

“We were a small team,” he adds, “with only myself and one more runner returning from last year, so this [the travel] offered time to get to know the other runners and coaches pretty well.”

Houlzet graduated this past spring from the Fleming College occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist program.

“I’d like to thank and send appreciation to all of the people who have helped me along the way. Classmates, teammates, faculty and friends, you have all been amazing and I’ll remember these couple years with fond memories. Until next time, Peterborough.”

Matthew Houlzet statement on wrapping up his collegiate studies and athletics career

He had been expecting to be busy working for the Glengarry Soccer League this summer, serving as referee assigner and minor referee in chief; however, the COVID-19 pandemic put a crimp in those plans. The GSL minor season was cancelled, and the senior (adult) schedule has been pushed back until later in the summer, at the earliest. In the meantime, Houlzet has been working on a local hop farm.

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