It was a tremendous team performance from our Primary Cross Country runners that sealed victory for the third year in the Primary District Cross Country Championships held at St Michaels’ College.
Outstanding individual efforts by five students gained them placegetter medals and many others placed in the top six in their races, gaining points towards the team trophy. Every athlete gave 100% and can be very proud of their achievements.
The star of the day was Amity Roser who took the lead half way through her race and ran strongly right to the finish line to win the 10 year girls 2km race. Declan Martin and Julian Munyard ran side by side leading their 10 year boys race but were overtaken in the later stages of the race. Declan finished a well deserved 3rd and Julian followed him in 4th. Sam Townson also ran a fantastic race finishing in 6th place, giving these boys valuable team points.
Rick Kombanie went straight to the front of his 11 year boys’ race and was accompanied there by an Elimbah athlete. These two battled it out throughout the whole race with the lead changing many times. In the last 300m Rick just dropped off the pace and finished an awesome race only about 15m behind the winner. Lachlan McWilliam also ran a great tactical race moving through the field passing many tiring runners, to finish in 4th place. In the girls’ race, Mackenzee Stokes kept in touch with the leaders well throughout her whole race and finished with a sprint to gain 4th place.
Dylan Myers ran a very gutsy race leading at times whilst battling it out with another runner. He finally got the better of Dylan but Dylan ran bravely on to the finish, sprinting off another fast finishing athlete to secure 2nd place. Codie Rechberger and Brooke Hughes lead out strongly in the 12 year girls’ race and ran consistently well. Codie finished very well in 3rd place and Brooke followed closely behind her in 5th place.
Congratulations to our nine athletes who qualified for the Regional Trials to be run in Buderim. All our athletes showed fantastic tenacity and sportsmanship, cheering each other on. Thank you to all the parents who came and cheered endlessly for every runner.