The Annual APS Cross Country Championships was this year held at All Saints Anglican School on a beautiful autumn day. The Somerset Spartan’s performed extremely well during an exceptionally busy Term Two producing some all round outstanding Team and Individual performances. Somerset placed fourth overall in the Seniors and fifth overall in the Juniors, however the standout team performances were from the Senior Boys who won the overall Boys Team Flag with 1060 points and the 15 Years Boys who won their Age division.

Our Junior Team had a busy morning out on the muddy course after the endless rain and our 9 Years Girls team finished in second place; our 9 Years Boys finished in third place; and our 11 Years Girls finished in third place. Age medals from some excellent running for – Luella Zerbst second place (10yrs); Edward Hassett third place (10yrs); and Jacob Moir second place (12yrs). There was also some impressive running to qualify for South Coast regionals (all Top 7 performances) from Ivy McKenna fifth place (9yrs) and Ella Carson fourth place (11yrs).

Our Senior Team rolled in late morning to tackle the even muddier course after the Juniors wore the course out for them. Fortunately, the sun was shining, and fun was had by all. Our Girls team finished a very credible fourth place overall. Every single Boys team finished in the Top 3 which was an amazing achievement. 

Boys Teams

  • 13 Years Boys - 3rd place
  • 14 Years - 3rd place
  • 15 Years - 1st place; 
  • 16 Years Boys - 2nd place
  • Open Boys - 2nd place

Age Medals 

  • Aaron McQuaid, third (13yrs)
  • Zac Moir, 1st (14yrs)
  • Cru Scott 2nd (15yrs)
  • Tim Hornsey 2nd (Open)
  • Aspen Anderson 1st (16yrs)
  • Star Scott 2nd (Open)

Following these all the Top 7 performances qualified for the South Coast Regional Championships to be held at Rivermount College on Tuesday 7 June. 

Qualifiers for South Coast Regional Championships

  • Soham Agrawal - 5th (13yrs)
  • Ryan Hisco 4th - (15yrs)
  • Heath Walker - 7th (15yrs)
  • Kenny Ming - 4th (16yrs)
  • William Warwick - 7th (16yrs)
  • Mya Currey - 7th (14yrs)
  • Holly Hembling - 5th (15yrs)

To win a medal at the APS Cross Country is an amazing achievement and winning the title in your age division deserves some special attention. Aspen Anderson (1st place, 16yrs Girls) continues her dominance at all levels of both Cross Country and Track running at this level right through to Queensland State level. She works very hard on improving her performances at training and is a credit to herself and Somerset College. Zac Moir (1st place, 14yrs Boys) is a quiet achiever and turns up to everyone of his competitions ready to compete fiercely. When the pressure is on, he really rises to the occasion. Congratulations to Aspen and Zac and to all our wonderful Spartan Cross Country Team who strive to be better every day.

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