The Queen’s Birthday long weekend saw Bacchus Marsh families travel up the Hume Highway to compete in the Benalla Little Athletics Centre Cross Country Open Day, which was held today at Reef Hills Reserve, Benalla. 

This year the Centre was very fortunate to have Shane Cook Homes jump on board and kindly donate a hire bus to transport our athletes and supporters to Benalla. We thoroughly appreciate Shane & Vicki Cook for their continued support of the Bacchus Marsh Centre.

In ideal conditions our athletes enjoyed the experience of competing against many athletes from across the state.

Nicholas Ide lead from start to finish in the Under 10 1500m to win a Gold medal, while teammate Oliver Quick crossed the finish line in 3rd place to claim the Bronze medal. James White put in a solid performance which earned him a Silver medal in the Boys Under 7 1000m. Meanwhile, Under 8 athlete Mathilde Grant won Bronze in the 1000m, as did Emma Stewart in the Under 12 2000m event. Elise Cook also took home a Bronze medal in the Under 13 3000m.

Well done to all athletes who represented the Centre, you should all be extremely proud of your achievements today.

Bacchus Marsh finished 3rd overall in the Benalla Perpetual Trophy award. A great effort against 17 other Centres from across the State.