On Thursday 31 May athletes representing St Mary MacKillop College boarded the bus at 5am in order to compete in the ACC Cross Country in Perry Lakes, Perth.
At the carnival there were 67 schools competing, with an average of 330 athletes in each race. The girls completed a 3km course, while the boys ran 4km around Alderbury Reserve.
All our athletes performed to the best of their abilities and we were very proud of their efforts in this challenging event. Only schools that entered a minimum of five runners in each age group for both boys and girls events can qualify for the overall trophy. St Mary MacKillop College finished a very impressive 12th place out of 34 schools that qualified.
Overall Girls – 13th out of 34 schools
Overall Boys – 13th out of 34 schools
Overall Combined: 12th out of 34 schools
All athletes should be commended for their behaviour and enthusiasm on the day. Special mention and thanks to students who attended the carnival as reserves, and then competed in a higher age group to complete our team numbers due to injury and illness These students all performed exceptionally well in the higher division. Thanks also to those senior students who juggled representing the College at this carnival with study for their exams.
Thank you to the following staff for giving of their time to accompany, encourage and organise the athletes: Mr Paul Culnane, Mr Andrew Culnane, Mr Mark Taylor, Miss Morgan Stark, Ms Lauren Mirco, Mr Miles Armstrong and Ms Sandy Smith.
The top three results for each age group are listed below, and all team and individual results can be viewed on the ACC website.
TOP THREE RESULTS (per age group)
|Ella||Du Preez||U/19 Girls||11:45.24||14th|