The Western Metro Region Cross Country Carnival was held today at Lake Dewar, Myrniong. Athletes from the following Centres were well represented: Altona, Bacchus Marsh, Brimbank, Corio, Geelong, Gisborne, Melton City, South Melbourne, Werribee and Williamstown. This Carnival was the qualifying event for the State Championships to be held on August 3.
The Bacchus Marsh Centre was represented by 16 athletes over distances varying from 1km to 3km. Solomon Miesen, in his final season of Little Aths, won a Gold medal in the Under 16 3km event. The Girls Under 13 team of Elise Cook, Danielle Ide and Tansy Seymour finished 10th, 11th and 13th respectively claiming a Bronze medal in the 3km team event.
Many thanks to Vicki Cook for Team Managing our athletes and ensuring they were prepared and ready for marshalling. Thank you to Belinda Simons, who in her first role as Canteen Manager, and under the guidance of Cathy Sadhai, ensured our canteen facilities were prepared for the hungry visitors, while Leon Whitehand and Trevor Denton were our chefs on the BBQ. Thank you to all parents who volunteered in the canteen for the day. A massive thanks to Paul Miesen and Sam Stewart who guided our athletes around the courses.