Congratulations to all students who participated in the District and State Cross Country last term. A number of students excelled in both events. Thank you to all of the teachers for organising and attending the events with the students. Please read on for the individual results.
District Cross Country
A fantastic effort by all in typical cross country conditions, although we were lucky enough to escape the rain. A special mention to our top three place getters; Reegan Kemp 3rd, Merlin Gammon 1st and Aliesha Wrigley 2nd in their age groups. The intermediate boys won their age group, taking out the cup for their team effort. All students represented the school and themselves with determination and effort. Well done everyone!
State Cross Country
The lead up to this year’s state cross country was very exciting for LSC as it was the first time in many years that we had so many qualifiers to this event. In contrast to this however, the weather was perhaps the worst we’ve experienced in a very long time. We suffered torrential rain on our way to the event, however when we arrived the skies seemed to clear a little bit. The track, however was a different story. Throughout the day the finish line became a bit of a mud bath with runners sliding everywhere!
On to the racing. First up was Reegan Kemp and Harry Taylor-Smith. Both boys were very keen to do well as this was their first State final. They both ran a great race and in fact found the course a little easier than expected. Now that they know the track they are keen to come back next year and improve their times.
Next up was Aliesha Wrigley. Aliesha was very busy with the stresses of year 12 in the last 2 rounds and had struggled with her fitness. She was ready today however, and ran a fantastic race finishing up in the top third of the runners.
Merlin ran next but unfortunately fell over in the first 50 metres of the race. He was unfazed by this and ran the fastest time for the group, an excellent effort.
Jye Gourley was our last competitor. Although Jye was running at a steady pace he was running much slower than usual. What I didn’t realise at the time was that Jye began suffering from asthma only 50 metres in form the start line. But he didn’t stop or even walk. He kept going and finished beating, a number of state finalists. A heroic effort!
All in all everyone had a great day and are keen to front up again next year!
See full results below:
Age Group Name Place Time
15 Boys Reegan Kemp 65 9:52 (3Kms)
Harrison Taylor-Smith 75 10:34 (3Kms)
16 Boys Merlin Gammon 19 16:03 (5Kms)
17-20 Girls Aliesha Wrigley 36 10:33 (5Kms)
17-20 Boys Jye Gourley 78 19:20 (5Kms)