A Balmy Day for Cross Country
We had more than 6500 athletes participating in the Cross Country course as 67 of the 78 ACC schools entered on the day. Girls were given a 3km course to run and boys a 4km course.
The day started off with the under 13 Girls (mostly Year 7’s). Rehoboth had 6 girls entered in this race, which saw 472 athletes at the starting line for a 3km run on the oval and through bush land at Perry Lakes. Kayla Bongers came 32nd with a time of 12:01.79 and did the best in this race for Rehoboth (39th out of 58 teams). Other highlights in the Girls division saw Tori Moss coming in 13th place at a time of 11:28.74 out of more than 450 under 14 Girls, and Rehoboth’s under 14 Girls 27th out of 54 Girl teams on the day.
Highlights in the boy’s division came in the under 16 Boys division and included Manfred Kelly with a time of 15:42.67 for a 4km run, therefore under 4min/km, well done Manfred! Armand Pretorius also did really well in the OPEN division with a time of 15:55.21, therefore 3.58min/km, also under 4min/km; well done.
In fact, Rehoboth had 1 girl and 3 boys who could run 3km in under 4min/km; very impressive!
Individual student results
|BOYS RESULTS – 4 KM||TIME||= MIN PER KM|
|GIRLS RESULTS – 3KM||TIME||= MIN PER KM|
|Hannah van Dam||15:47.41||5:15|
Rehoboth couldn’t compete in the overall team competition as we didn’t have athletes in all races, but nevertheless we were ranked in some age groups as follows:
|AGE RANK||RANK||TOTAL FULL TEAMS/AGE|
|Under 13 Girls||39||58|
|Under 13 Boys||46||58|
|Under 14 Girls||27||54|
|Under 14 Boys||Not a full team on the day||54|
|Under 15 Girls||48||51|
|Under 15 Boys||52||54|
|Under 16 Girls||43||47|
|Under 16 Boys||41||51|
|OPEN GIRLS||No team on the day||42|
|OPEN BOYS||No team on the day||46|
It is with great anticipation that we now look forward to the House and Interschool Athletics carnivals coming up in Term 3.