Cross country runners do well
THREE Mansfield Primary School students have come home from Melbourne with huge smiles on their faces after competing at the primary school state cross country championships.
Liam Smith, Eva Clydesdale and Phoebe Guppy competed at Bundoora Park in Melbourne in their respective events.
Tristan Fox also qualified but was unable to compete.
The 9/10 year olds ran 2km. There were hundreds of students from all over the state competing.
It was the first time these three students had made it to state cross country level. Eva placed in 46th position. She got a PB of 8:14 mins “I did lots of training, sometimes even with a head torch. I like running the actual race,” she said.
Phoebe Guppy came in 86th position.
Phoebe said “It was really hard and everyone was sprinting the whole way.
My legs were really sore the next day.”
Liam came in 85th position. “It was a really tough race and half way through I wished it was over. I didn’t do any training but I still tried my best. My calves were very sore the next day,” Liam said.
All three students were very pleased with their results and are keen to try again next year.
But in the meantime, they have their sights set on the 1500m in athletics.
TOP RUNS: (From left) Liam Smith, Phoebe Guppy and Eva Clydesdale did well in the state cross country championships.