Hamilton Wins College Cross Country!

May 13, 2016 at 12:42 PM

With very little rain in the preceding days, the entrants in the College Cross Country, which included the Year 7 & 8 students from the Girls’ School, once again experienced great conditions for off-road running! Firm conditions underfoot and clear skies overhead made for fast times by the competitors, aided by plenty of support from family and friends on the sidelines. This annual event, originally a steeplechase, has been held at the College from the year it was founded, 1953, when mud, fences and farmland provided the ideal course. While the fences and paddocks are long gone, replaced by lush sports fields, the mix of steep hills and long inclines still present a stern challenge for even the most accomplished athletes. Racing on courses ranging from 2km to 6km depending on age, those who had eyes on the podium places, and the chance to represent the College in wider competitions, had put in weeks of hard training in preparation. For others, the event offered a chance to set a personal best, and contribute to the inter-House championship. Congratulations to the champions and those who achieved podium places, and to Hamilton for taking the overall title!

Senior Girls

1st: Hannah Ward (W)

2nd: Katherine Chang (H)

3rd: Lisa Miyaura (H)

Senior Boys

1st: Matthew Manning (W)

2nd: Cameron Low (W)

3rd: Daniel Whitburn (Ch)

Intermediate Girls

1st: Maddy Clarke (H)

2nd: Kenya Ashcroft (H)

3rd: Sam Watson (Ch)

Intermediate Boys

1st: Dylan McCullough (H)

2nd: George Ellett (Ca)

3rd: Matthew Falcounbridge (Ch)

Junior Girls

1st: Grace Chang (Ca)

2nd: Emma Hannan (Ch)

3rd: Beth Harford (Ca)

Junior Boys

1st: Jaylen Rodwell (Ch)

2nd: Logan Cowie (Ca)

3rd: Joshua Grant (Ch)

Year 8 Girls

1st: Sophie Spencer (Ch)

2nd: Ava Wearne (Ch)

3rd: Phoebe Mitchell (W)

Girls’ School Year 8

1st: Elise Tse (Ca)

2nd: Florence Dallow (W)

3rd: Lily-Belle Sawyer (W)

Year 8 Boys

1st: Jacob Spring (Ch)

2nd: Max van den Brink (W)

3rd: Harry Lowe (H)

Year 7 Girls

1st: Nakoia Ashford (Ch)

2nd: Isabella Campion (Ch)

3rd: Neve Webster (H)

Girls’ School Year 7

1st: Grace Paul (Ca)

2nd: Verity Ward (Ch)

3rd: Lola Wiltshire (Ca)

Year 7 Boys

1st: Jude Sheehan (Ca)

2nd: Christian McIntyre (W)

3rd: Bailey Liu (Ch) 

House points

1st: Hamilton

2nd: Chalmers

3rd: Wishart

4th: Cargill


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