Over 60 runners participated in the APS Cross Country Carnival at Runaway Bay, Tuesday 8 May. The Somerset College Junior team saw students ranging from Year 4 to Year 7, in the Senior School.
Each race at the Carnival had over 60 runners competing from all the eight APS Schools. The Somerset team performed exceptionally well.
Four students came away with top three finish and we had a total of six runners who qualified for the South Coast Trials to be held at the same venue on Tuesday 5 June. Four age groups recorded podium finishes with the Under 11 Girls coming first. Somerset secured fourth position in the aggregate standings and fifth place overall.
Here were the notable results:
9 Boys – 2nd place Austen Walters
9 Boys – 3rd place Michael Rossiter
10 Boys – 3rd place Darcy Halloran
11 Girls – 3rd Marley Burns
Age Group Podiums
9 Boys – 2nd
10 Boys – 2nd
11 Girls – 1st
11 Boys – 3rd
Top 15 Finishers
9 Girls Charlotte Kemp 9th
9 Boys Austen Walters 2nd, Michael Rossiter 3rd
10 Girls -
10 Boys Darcy Halloran 3rd, Jamie Batho 8th, Jayden McLean 9th
11 Girls Marley Burns 3rd, Varvara Rubis 5th, Summer Edgley 7th, Rio Burns, 9th
11 Boys Elijah Hill 6th, Heath Walker 14th, James Georgeson 15th
12 Girls Alex Halloran 6th
12 Boys -
These Top 7 Finishers qualify for South Coast from Age 10+: Darcy Halloran, Marley Burns, Varvara Rubis, Summer Edgley and Elijah Hill.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all the runners for representing themselves and the College in such a worthy manner. Many thanks to our coaches and team managers, Ms Oppermann, Mrs Nugent, Mr Cates and Mrs McKenna for their wonderful dedication and countless hours spent training with the team.