On Friday March 24th, 36 unbelievably fit and enthusiastic students hopped on a bus bound for Aberfeldie Park to participate in the Ascot Vale District Cross Country Championships.
Those selected to represent North Melbourne were quietly confident of good performances, as many had been putting in a lot of training and boy did it pay off!
Paul’s job on the day was to ride the bike out in front of the runners so they would follow the correct path and he was extremely happy to see that many of the pace setters were students from NMPS. In fact our runners competed so well that we were the victors on the day. Go North Melbourne! This now makes it a 3peat.
The following students did not place in the top ten, however, their collective efforts and points helped ensure the NMPS team was the best performed on the day.
Charlie Saville, Felix Mcarthur, Felix Barnard, Kai Jamieson, Harry Karunajeewa, Alexander Mcarthur, Lily Tran, Lilly Brett, Arina Yao, John Mclennan, Oscar McBratney-Owen, Jai Hemsley-Oades, Georgia Karunajeewa, Sadia Bursill, Clementine Maidment, Alyssa Vg, Amelia Phan, Charlie Barr, Luca Connaughton, Aisen Harris, Ben Mcarthur, Ellen-Emma Ferrai, Natalie Chandler, Zoe Roberts and Odile Roberts-Campello.
With respect to top 10 finishes we had some wonderful results.
James Brunton-Yeung 10th in the 12/13 Boys.
Mei-Lian Wyithe 1st, Finn Chandler 3rd, and Lily Tran 10th in the 12/13 Girls.
Sid Rogers 1st, Harley Payn 2nd, Muc Choekun 11 Boys.
Liberty Mills 3rd in the 11 Girls.
Daniel Chung 8th and Dylan Fielding 10th in the 9/10 Boys.
Alice Hessia 5th and Ella Hamilton 6th in the 9/10 Girls.
We await to hear the final confirmation for which athletes will go through to the next stage and wish those who do all the best of luck – keep up the hard training.
Once again, a big congratulations to the North Melbourne Cross Country Team.