OLMC Cross-Country Brings Home the Cup

On Friday 27 May OLMC Cross-Country Squad headed all the way down to Cruden Park, Langwarrin to compete in the GSV Cross Country Championship Carnival.

It was looking like a dreary old day with lots of rain forecast, but this did not seem to bother the Cross-Country Squad. With extra pairs of shoes and layers packed in their bags, they eagerly jumped on the bus ready to race. As this was the first time the Championship Carnival has been held at Cruden Park, upon arrival the team and coaches set out to scope out the course. It was a very different track to what the team was used to, it was full of hills, uneven terrain and lots of 'obstacles' to avoid.

Despite the uneven terrain and new environment, the Cross-Country team, tried their absolute best and the results reflected this. With all 24 GSV participating schools present at the carnival, each age group, junior, intermediate and senior, was split into two events, A Event and B Event. As well as being placed across three divisions based on the Preliminary Carnival results.

The Juniors, Years 7 & 8, completed a 3km course and in the Division 3 Junior A Event, Lucy. C placed 5th. Lucy completed the 3km in a time of 12:32 - what an incredible effort! In the Junior B Event, Chloe K. placed 5th overall and completed her run with a time of 13:34. Well done Chloe!

The Intermediates, Years 9 & 10, completed a 4km course and in the Division 3, Intermediate A Event Jamieson L. placed 3rd. Jamieson completed her 4km with a time of 16:36, great job Jamieson!

The Seniors, Years 11 & 12, also completed a 4km course and in the Division 3 Senior A Event, Tiana P., placed 3rd. Tiana finished her 4km in a very quick 16:15! Tiana also placed 10th overall across all divisions and all schools, in the senior age group. Terrific effort!

Everyone who ran in the Championship Carnival put in an amazing effort and we are so proud of each and every single person who raced and participated in the OLMC Cross-Country program throughout Term 2.

After what was already an impressive day with quite a few ribbons and even a medal being won, it was time to announce the overall and Division Winners. OLMC was awarded the 2022 Division 3 GSV Cross Country Premiers! A great result and reflection of the effort and determination demonstrated by everyone.

A very big congratulations to the OLMC Cross Country Squad and also a very big thank you to all of the Cross-Country staff involved, Ms Daly, Mr Watson, Ms Mathews, Mr Smithers and Ms Omizzolo. Without you these carnival events would not be possible.

Beth McCullagh
Sports Administration