This year we had eight students qualify for the Regional Cross Country Championship held in Buderim recently. The course was mostly flat and fast and some fantastic times were run by outstanding athletes from all over the coast.
Jared and Noah Moss were our top performers on the day. Jared was the first to race and began strongly settling in the top third of the field. As the race went on he moved through the field passing many tiring runners. He finished with a tremendous sprint to pass a long time rival and finish in 10th place in a time of 7.49 for the 2km race which was fantastic. This laid down the challenge for his brother Noah who also ran very strongly throughout the race. He kept an even pace, running under 4 minutes for each kilometre over the 3km course to finish 13th from the field of almost 50 runners.
Chloe Turnbull, Lilli-Jean Cruise, Chelsea Breen, Ella Childs and Nathan Kennedy also competed well but all found the pace very brisk and finished in the higher placings. Many of these students ran personal best times which was a great accomplishment for them. Dominic Ruhle was the only high school student to compete and placed 18th in the 15 yr boys race. All students were great representatives of GCC and were proud to be competing at this high level.