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Cross country (Issue 4 2017)

Written on the 29 June 2017

Cross Country season

The 2017 Cross Country season has begun and has seen the boys from Sacred Heart perform admirably thus far!

Wednesday Races
Weekly races at various venues across Adelaide have been well attended and have seen some wonderful individual performances. Matthew Higgins, Aidan Walsh, Joe McKinnon, Cael Mulholland, Darcy Devenport and Cody Grant have assumed the responsibility as the more senior runners as a bevvy of Year 6 runners have joined the weekly squad, namely; Max Guerra, Saxon Bailey, Hudson Weston-Arnold, Jed Grabia, Talon McLachlan, Lachlan Kent, Finn Rieniets and Archie Rouvray.

SAPSASA Qualifying Race
Beau Symonds, Archie Rouvray, Finn Rieniets, Cael Mulholland, Hudson Weston-Arnold, Talon McLachlan and Darcy Devenport all nominated to trail for selection for the City South SAPSASA squad to compete at the State Championships. The boys performed exceptionally well, all finishing in the top 15 of their races. Beau, Archie, Finn, Cael and Hudson all gained selection to the City South SAPSASA squad.

State Championships - Oakbank
Sacred Heart was superbly represented by Matthew Higgins, Aidan Walsh and Joe McKinnon with the City South squad being ably boosted by Beau Symonds, Archie Rouvray, Finn Rieniets, Cael Mulholland and Hudson Weston-Arnold. Once again, all boys ran exceptionally well with many PB's attained. Congratulations to Cael Mulholland (2nd), Joe McKinnon (7th), and Beau Symonds (17th) who were invited to race to gain selection into the SA Squad to compete at the National Championships.

State Team Selections
Cael Mulholland and Joe McKinnon competed in the State Selection race on 17 June. Joe ran a superb race improving from his 7th placing at the State Finals to finish a very impressive 3rd in the U/14 and 5th in the combined U14/15 age group. Cael Mulholland finished 4th in his race, after a solid 2nd at State. Their wonderful efforts have been rewarded with both being selected in the SA Cross Country Team to compete in Hobart in August. Well done boys!

Thank you
As always, the willingness of our parents, grandparents and carers to support the boys in their sporting pursuits is to be applauded. Thank you.

Tina Robins
Cross Country Team Manager



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