Juniors star at track meet

By Riverine Herald

LOCAL school students have battled it out for a place at the School Sport Victoria cross country state championships after descending on St Arnaud’s last week.

The event combined both primary and secondary school runners who qualified after progressing from the Campaspe District events held last month.

Our schools produced three winners in the form of Beau Harris (Echuca College — 16 boys), Ruby Morley (Echuca PS — 11 girls) and Whan Harrison (St Mary’s — 9-10 boys).

Top 12 finishers will now progress to the state championships to be held in Bundoora on July 18.

Local top 20 finishers

9-10 boys: 1st: Whan Harrison (St Mary’s), 6th: Jack Byrne (St Mary’s), 12th: Ben Henson (St Mary’s), 20th: Mitch Sutton (Echuca PS).

9-10 girls: 11th: Shai Costello (Echuca PS), 14th: Isabella Sprigg (St Mary’s), 17th: Mia Clarke (Twin Rivers), 19th: Elise Napier (St Mary’s), 20th: Macey Boyd (St Mary’s).

11 boys: 3rd: Angus Watson (Echuca PS), 5th: Darcy Cullen (St Mary’s), 9th: Riley Wilkinson (Tongala PS), 18th: Orin Biasal (Echuca East).

11 girls: 1st: Ruby Morley (Echuca PS), 11th: Mia Arthurson (Echuca PS).

12-13 boys: 7th: Ky Henson (St Mary’s), 15th: Jye Berryman (Echuca PS).

12-13 girls: 20th: Lotti Waterson (Echuca PS).

12-13 secondary boys: 9th: Levi Hone (Echuca College), 15th: Jobe Shanahan (St Joseph’s).

12-13 secondary girls: 15th: Milly Ross (Echuca College).

15 boys: 2nd: James Bentley (St Joseph’s).

15 girls: 10th: Macie Free (St Joseph’s), 13th: Lilly Devlin (St Joseph’s), 14th: Kara Vanderlinde (Echuca College), 18th: Indiana Gleeson (St Joseph’s).

16 boys: 1st: Beau Harris (Echuca College), 4th: Mackenzie Gleeson (St Joseph’s), 16th: Joshua Ball (St Joseph’s), 17th: Thomas Chandler (St Joseph’s), 18th: Shane Bell (Echuca College).

16 girls: 9th: Skye Hone (Echuca College), 19th: Rosie Jenkins (St Joseph’s).

17-20 boys: 11th: AJ Mills (Echuca College).

17-20 girls: 9th: Yolanda Foley (Rochester), 15th: Kelsea Gordon (Echuca College), 17th: Grace Hammond (St Joseph’s).