On May 31st the cross-country team woke to a beautiful day, cool yet sunny, perfect for running. The team met in the cafeteria and took a school bus to Princes Park, where we would be running. The track was three kilometres around the park. The track consisted of gravel and concrete and was very wet, so our sports uniform got muddy and dirty. Despite the mud it was an amazing place to run and we were very lucky to have the opportunity to run cross country there. As Victoria Trentin, one of the cross country team said, “It was a lovey day to be running and a great course to run on.” Like her, I thought it was a fabulous experience.
Everyone did so well, we all tried our hardest and I am very proud to say I am part of the MGC team. The teamwork we all showed was amazing and the results reflected this. Out of the 49 students that attended, 37 of us made it through to regionals. In the girls 13 event Bethany Zmak came in first, with Victoria Trentin second and Charlotte Bourke third. Alessia Acquuaro came third in the girls 14 and Sunshine Spencer easily won the girls 15 event with Amelie Kean second. In the girls 16 event MGC got another clean sweep with Emily Cumming first, Venezia Naylor second and Florence Webb third.
We would not have been able to do it without the help of Mr. Clarke, Ms Tellefson and the student helpers. Special thanks to Mr. Clarke for organising the training, taking time out of his own lunch time to help us.