This week’s Cross Country meet returned to Lake Dewar, Myrniong on Saturday morning. After the temperature dropped to below zero overnight our athletes were greeted with a frosty morning, but it wasn’t long before the sun shone through and it started to warmed up a little. The Under 7 & 8 athletes ran first this week and it was Nicholas Mai who led from start to finish, although Sarah Burton was close on his heels over the 1km distance. Up next were the open age athletes who competed over a 3 kms, which consisted of three 1km loops. Riley Dart took an early lead after the first kilometre with Jack Mustsaerts not too far behind. By the second kilometre, Jack had closed the gap to within 10 metres. As the boys came out of the bushland they were neck and neck and a sprint to the finish saw Jack take line honours by .2 of a second. Kirsty Bresnan was the first girl across the line. The Under 11 & 12 athletes competed in the 2km event. Xavier Goodman was a clear winner while Tamara Henry ran a consistent race and was the first girl home. Mitchell Wells was the standout performer in the Under 9/10 1500m race and Kira Watts claimed victory for the girls. In the final race for the day, the Under 6’s ran over 500 metres and it was August Wood who claimed line honours in this event. Congratulations to James Burton who was the only athlete to record a personal best result this week.
Next week’s meet will be held at Rupert Vance Moon Reserve (Market Gardens), Bacchus Marsh.
Athletes who competed at the Region Cross Country Championships are now eligible to compete at the LAVic State Cross Country Championships to be held at Cruden Farm on Saturday 22 July. Any athlete who is eligible but is unable to compete at the State Championships for any reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 5 July to advise of your absence.