We had a record 9 Junior Striders at the National Cross Country championships this year, which were held in Tasmania. These were: Lachlan Francis, Sophie Gocher, Tom Davies, Josh Phillips, Adam Halmy, Daniel Francken, David Gardiner, Amelia Gorman and Bethany Halmy. Lachlan Francis did the best, coming 7th, however most of our juniors were in the top half of the (muddy) field.
Results can be found at:
Thomas (Tom Davies, pictured below) - My first Nationals, being the 1st 12year old in the race was a great achievment for me. I had a great time loved the muddy, wet track and it was amazing to run with the 13 year olds , they are huge. I enjoyed catching up with other striders when I was not running......
Josh (Josh Phillips) - Nationals cross country was an amazing experience this year. Being the younger one out of the two age groups made it very difficult but I am very pleased on finishing 31st overall. The mud was very challenging but on the other hand very fun.
|A great picture of Josh Phillips showing the depth of the field|
|Josh Phillips digging in.|
Bethany (Bethany Halmy) - I had an awesome experience staying with the NSW Schools team! I am very happy with my run coming 21st overall in the U20's, 6th in the schools competition and came home with two silver medals from the cross country and relay schools team events!!! Definitely made up for missing two days of school when I am in year 12.
Adam (Adam Halmy) - This is my first national cross country since 2007 and with the experienced gained from running against bigger boys I hope to next year do even better.
|Adam Halmy on the muddy course|
|Adam Halmy giving his all|
Below are pictures of Lachlan Francis, who came 7th, and Sophie Gocher who came 18th.
|Lachlan Francis, no. 65|