Cross coun­try run­ners do well

Mansfield Courier - - Opinions/People -

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.

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