Cross County this week was held around the grounds of the YMCA Lady Northcote Camp in Rowsley.  The morning was quite cool and the misty showers made the track a little slippery around the start and finish line area.

In the Under 7 & 8 1000 metre event, Deegan Doyle recorded his third consecutive win while Aisha Lidgett-Egan was the first girl across the line this week.  In the Under 9 & 10 1500 metre event Nicholas Ide, Oliver Carr and Riley Rodgers were the top 3 placegetters.   In the largest field for the meet, our Under 11 & 12 athletes contested the 2000 metres race.  Xavier Goodman and Mitchell Wells continue to provide great competition for each other, while Elise Cook was a dominant performer for the girls.  For the Open Age event, Jack Mutsaerts lead from start to finish and as yet this season has not been challenged over the 3000 metre distance.  The Centre welcomed newly registered member Bridget Henthorn who has produced some very impressive performances over the long distance.  Kayla Downes continues to improve and was the only athlete to record a PB this week.

Next week’s meet will be held at Lake Dewar, Myrniong.  This is the venue for the upcoming Region and State Championships, so all athletes are encouraged to attend this week, as it will provide an ideal preparation for these major Little Athletics Victoria events.  Athletes from other Centres are most welcome to attend too.

Directions – Take the “Pykes Creek/Greendale” exit off the Western Freeway, turn left and follow the road past St Anne’s Winery.  Continue on this road (part gravel) to its end and enter through the iron gates at Lake Dewar and follow our signs to the car park.