Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill holds the framed print she won as first runnerup in the Fraser Valley Open Highland Dance Championships.

Dancer scores honours

Xandryn Frost scores first runnerup in Highland competition.

Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill, 9, became the highest placing Highland dancer from North Vancouver Island when she achieved a first runnerup placing in the 9-under championship in the at the Fraser Valley Highland Dancing Open Championships in late April.

Frost placed first in the Fling, third in the Sword, third in the Seann Truibhas and sixth in the Half Hullachan to amass her point total.

Also competing in the 9 & under championship were Abigail McCorquodale and Emily Walker of Port Hardy. McCorquodale placed third in the Fling, sixth in the Sword and fifth in the Half Hullachan, and achieved an overall 5th runnerup placing. Walker placed sixth in the Fling, fifth in the Sword, and fourth in the Half Hullachan.

In the 10-11 Championship, Georgia Walkus of Port Hardy placed fifth in the Fling, and Jenna Brown of Port Hardy placed 5th in the Sword.

In the second day of competition, Walker won the aggregate trophy in the 9-under Premier nationals competition. She placed first in the Johnnie, and second in the Laddie and Flora. McCorquodale placed first in the Lilt and second in the Johnnie, and also placed 5th overall in the Challenge Jig.

In the 11 years Premier national competition, Jenna Brown placed third in the Johnnie and fourth in the Laddie and the Lilt.

All dancers train with Teresa Charlton through Team Charlton Highland Dancers, which holds classes in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.