Interschool Cross Country Report – Well done, St Dom’s boys and girls!

Yesterday, the St Dominic’s Cross Country team represented their school in great style at the Interschool Cross Country Competition. Congratulations to all runners yesterday on a gutsy and determined effort, everyone contributed to our move up the leader-board. St Dominic’s finished 6thoverall and once again, were second in the Most Improved trophy. We’ll win it one day!

The year group, boys and girls team trophies and overall Champion schools are listed below.

Year Group School Winners

Year 3 Girls     Holy Spirit

Year 3 Boys     Holy Spirit


Year 4 girls      OLGC

Year 4 boys      St Thomas’


Year 5 Girls     Holy Spirit

Year 5 Boys     Holy Spirit


Year 6 Girls     St John’s

Year 6 Boys     St Thomas


Girls trophy     St John’s

Boys trophy     St Thomas

Overall Champion school

7th        Sacred Heart

6th        St Dominic’s

5th        St Paul’s

4th        St John’s

3rd        St Thomas

=1st      OLGC and Holy Spirit.


Apparently, this is the first time this trophy has ever been shared – a sign of just how close the competition was.

We were as always, very proud of all our students who ran so well for St Dominic’s yesterday, but there are a few notable mentions…

  • Olivia Hildebrandt in Year 5 who came 4th in her own Year 5 race, and then backed it up to run again with the Year 6 girls so that St Dom’s could field a team.
  • James Dyer in Year 4 who led from start to finish to win his race convincingly!
  • Ben Dabbs and Talan George in Year 5 who finished 3rd and 4th respectively in their race and Josie Moran who achieved the goal she set for herself with a top-ten finish in the Year 4 girls’ race.

As I always say to the kids – Cross Country is absolutely a team effort. The 4th and 5th runners in a school team matter just as much as the first, and the way to continue to improve our standing, is to get our 3rd 4th and 5th runners, closer to our 1st and 2nd runners.

Thanks must go to Mr Bovell for his assistance at training and on race day and also to Miss Matrenza for accompanying the students on the day. To the parents who manned checkpoints and turned up to support our runners, thanks to you too – your presence is greatly appreciated.

Some photos from the day can be found in the 2019 Sports Photo Album below.


2019 Sports Photo Album


Sarah Thompson

Sports Teacher