GCCC had nine keen students as members of the Glasshouse District team competing at the Primary Regional Cross Country Championships held in Buderim. Some had been training hard for this event and others ran on sheer natural talent!
First to run was Amity Roser who made a very strong start and was sitting in about sixth place. Amity ran the two kilometre race strongly against a very tough field of very fast running 10 year old girls. She was our top placegetter of the day and finished in a very well deserved 13th place.
Declan Martin and Julian Munyard were the next ten year olds to run. They started fast but the pace proved a little too quick for our boys however they gained much experience from this race. The course was relatively flat and fast and the boys ran really well. Declan kept his pace going, finishing in 24th position and Julian came home in 33rd.
Bakani Kombanie worked hard in the middle stages of his race and finished very strongly in 21st position in the 11 year boys race. Lachlan McWilliam has been training hard and was proud to be representing our College at the regional level. He also ran well in a very fast paced race finishing in 34th position. Both boys ran personal best times which are rewards for all the training they have done.
In the 11 year girls race Mackenzee Stokes was our only representative running consistently throughout the race maintaining her middle of the field position. She ran with determination, clocked a personal best time and finished in a well-deserved 17th position.
Brooke Hughes and Codie Rechberger also started strongly in the 12 year girls race with many state athletes but found the pace very challenging. They ran well as a team, finishing 31st and 33rd respectively.
Twelve year old Dylan Myers also had a tough field to run against with Queensland Cross Country and Athletics Champions in the field. Dylan ran a sensible and determined race and finished in 32nd place.
The team would like to thank the very supportive parents who cheered them on just when they needed it.