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.