Sunday, June 21, 2015

Miranda Cross Country Relay

Miranda Cross Country Relay, 31st May

The Miranda event was Junior Striders 9th NSW Cross Country Relay Championships and it was an outstanding day for weather, participation numbers and fun. There were 52 juniors who ran in 14 relay teams (A and B), with great results for a number of our relay teams.

For the final medal count: there was gold to the under 18 boys; 4 silvers to the under 12 girls, under 16 boys, under 16 girls and under 20 boys; and 2 bronzes to the under 12 boys and under 14 girls.  

Some anxious moments at the start of U12 and U14 relay, where individual team members run the 2km course then tap off to their next team member, who takes off for the next chase down! 

U12 & U14 start

Ingrid Kingsmill in strong form for U12

Hamish Longworth

A pink socked Nicola Hogg lead the 'A' team to bronze Medal.  Rafi Gordon in U12 boys with a strong performance achieving bronze for the team. 

Nicola Hogg, Rafi Gordon

Ingrid Kingsmill tapping off to Alexandra Sinclair

Grace Fisher showing some determination in U12 girls

Great excitement during the hand-overs with team members on hand cheering each other on.
U14 boys: Hayden Blaskett, Jack Stokeld, Benjamin Wilson

U12 Boys Bronze: Rafi Gordon, Jenson McIntosh, Matthew Hogg, Cam Gorman
 The extra km' was no deterent for our older teams with a number of medal placings for the team.

U16 Boys Silver: Max Mahon, Daniel Rasmussen , Tom Davies, Liam Gorman

Keiran Tall, Astrid Kingsmill

U16 Girls Silver: Sophie Gocher, Astrid Kingsmill (far right)
 True to form the U16, U18 and U20 boys had a strong position from the position with Luke, Josh and Max taking the first leg for their teams.  It was nice to see Josh Philips channelling some of the great Junior athletes past with his 'retro' striders shorts for the relay.

Luke Simpson(U20), Max Mahon (U16), Josh Philips (U18)

And it was gold to the U18 boys!!
U18 Boys Gold: Josh Philips, Harlan Mulherin, Jack Mills, Keiran Tall

Harlan Mulherin, Daniel Franken

David Gardiner, Keiran Tall

U20 Boys Silver: Adam Halmy, Daniel Franken, David Gardener, Luke Simpson

Mystery Junior Striders Competitor?

Yet again another great day for the Junior Striders and while there were many team medals, the winner on the day was the opportunity to run as a team, and focus on supporting each other regardless of final position.

Go Striders!

Hannah Lovlin, Emma Kirkland, Emma O'Reilly, Evita Dickson

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