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Interhouse Cross Country

It rained throughout the night and a very cold morning began the day of the Interhouse Cross-Country!  God blessed us with no rain and a lovely day of sunshine last Thursday, 31st July to allow us to complete a very successful Interhouse cross-country event, even though it was the middle of winter.The day started off with the Year 7s going for a 2km run around our own school. Tadiwanashe Kapatika was the first girl home, while Wesley Brownwon the Year 7 boys’ division.All the Year 8–10 students had to do a 3km run. Rachael Fleming (Year 8) posted the third fastest time of all the girls (11:36). Luritha Martens, after a tremendous individual effort, finished in the second fastest time for girls on the day (Year 9 – 11:22), and Rochelle Hondema (Year 10 – 12:14) was the other girl winner in her specific year group.

Mr Martens was very impressed by all the girls who took this physical activity to heart and tried their best, seeing that the day was also about participation and challenging all girls to complete at least 3km on the day. The girls did themselves proud for just completing the race with a positive attitude.During the boys races there were immediately some personal challenges and a sense of positive competitiveness. With the additional support of the girls, all the boys got into the spirit of the event immediately and did their best.Cameron Stickling (Year 8 – 9:30), Joshua Rentenaar (Year –  9:24) andReuben Black (Year 10 – 8:58) were the best of the boys. Special mention goes to Josiah Kappert and friends for also showing a very positive attitude and doing their personal best.Our Senior girls had to run 3km while the boys had to do a 4km and what a race it was between Year 12 boys Joshua Stringer and Nathan Pedrotti, but Nathan claimed the number one spot in a fast time of 12:22. Matthew Noblethad a superb race for the Year 11 boys (13:04). Well done to Rachel Catterall (Year 11) who recorded the fastest time for the girls on the day with a 10:27 and Sharon Birech (Year 12 – 11:55) who were taking out their respective races.A BIG thank you to the other staff for helping out with officiating on the day. It proved to be a fun day full of physical activity and enjoyed by everyone. As in all sport there can only be one winner on the day and the honours on the day went to Newton House.

Mr Martens
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