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|
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|
|U16 Boys Silver: Max Mahon, Daniel Rasmussen , Tom Davies, Liam Gorman|
|Keiran Tall, Astrid Kingsmill|
|U16 Girls Silver: Sophie Gocher, Astrid Kingsmill (far right)|
|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.
|Hannah Lovlin, Emma Kirkland, Emma O'Reilly, Evita Dickson|