Cross Country Championships

Mr Andrew Stalling – Director of Athletics

The 47th GPS Cross Country Championship was held on Wednesday 31 May and the TSS team was keen to put in to practice all of their training from the proceeding 3-6 months.

TSS performed really well on the day and it was great to see many smiles on the faces of the boys at the Championships and at the TSS Cross Country Trophy Presentation. The Junior team comprised of runners from Year 5-7 and these age groups performed admirably against the bigger Brisbane school achieving fourth place overall.

In the Senior event, the senior team achieved second place behind Brisbane Grammar and ahead of Brisbane Boys College/Brisbane State High School. Since the GPS Cross Country Championships began in 1971, it is only the 5th time that TSS has finished on the podium. This achievement was a genuine team performance with consistency across and through all age groups. The TSS team, despite less talented than the Brisbane schools, continues to defy the odds and push towards the top!

 

Age Group results were:

  • 10 Years – 5th (5 points)
  • 11 Years – 3rd (7 points)
  • 12 Years – 6th (4 points)
  • Junior team – 4th overall (16 points out of 30)
  • 13 Years – 3rd (7 points)
  • 14 Years – 2nd (8 points)
  • 15 Years – 4th (6 points)
  • 16 Years – 2nd (8 points)
  • Open – 3rd (7 points)
  • Senior team – 2nd overall (36 points out of 50)

 

There were a number of top 10 performances on the day. These were:

  • Jakeob Webster – 7th 10 Years
  • Callum O’Connor – 3rd 11 Years
  • Charlie Blok – 4th 14 Years
  • Diesel Donnelly – 5th 14 Years
  • Hayden Atkinson – 7th 14 Years
  • Oliver Cronin – 7th 15 Years
  • Kobi Rutherford – 9th place Open

 

A special mention must go to Bryce Frohlich, Zach Miller-Wright and Cristian Cartisano (Year 7) who put aside their chances of excelling in the 12 Years age group in order to bolster the 13 Years team. This selfless act ensured the age group achieved 3rd place!

Even though the GPS Crossy season is finished, Runners are reminded that Run Squad session will continue throughout the year and all runners are encouraged to continue training for their fitness, health and well being!

If parents or runners have any questions they can contact the Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, Mr Andrew Stalling on Andrew.Stalling@tss.qld.edu.au

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