If you remember back to Thursday 14 June, it certainly heralded that winter had arrived with cold, wet and windy conditions that had us all turning up the heaters and staying indoors.
Not so for our nine Year 3 – 6 students who competed in Regional Cross Country at Lardner Park, Warragul and produced the best results that we have ever achieved.
Perhaps the bracing conditions encouraged an extra turn of speed just to keep warm as six students finished in the top 12 for their age group and qualified for the State Championships.
Just to reach this level of competition is outstanding and to place in the top 12 is incredible as there were around 80 students in each age group from schools across Central and East Gippsland all the way to the NSW border.
Marnie Banks, Olivia Holmes, Benji Chihotski, Ayden Fawaz, William Peppard, and Max Arceo will now travel to Bundoora on July 19 to represent Newhaven College and compete against the best cross country runners in Victoria.
Newhaven’s results from the day:
9/10 Boys: Ayden Fawaz - 1st, Finlay Cameron - 21st, William Ormond - 27th
9/10 Girls: Olivia Holmes - 3rd
U11 Boys: Benji Chihotski - 5th, William Peppard - 7th, Charlie O’Garey - 15th
U11 Girls: Marnie Banks - 11th
U12 Boys: Max Arceo - 2nd
Congratulations to all Newhaven College students who represented us proudly and to students from all schools who competed on this challenging day.