Wow, Moss boys can run! There were plenty of cheers as both Jared Moss and Noah Moss left the field in their dust as the raced home to win the 10 yr and 12 yr boys Glasshouse District Cross Country titles. The GCC team finished in second place just two points behind Elimbah State School for the second year running. This was a great effort from the whole team.
10-year-old Chloe Turnbull ran a gutsy race running very strongly in the latter stages of the race to pass several athletes. She finished in 6th place which meant she qualified for the Regional Cross Country.
Jared and Noah Moss both took the lead early in their races and then established a gap between them and the rest of the field. They ran strongly up to the finish line, still looking fresh and as though they could have easily run further. Jacob McGilvary also ran strongly in the 10 boy’s competition to finish in 8th place behind Jared.
The 11 yr races were tough for our students with our best place getters being Olivia McKenzie and Meg Jarvis. Olivia struggled with a very bad stitch but fought well to finish 7th and Meg Jarvis ran an awesome race to finish in 8th place.
Our 12-year-olds shone and gained five top five placings between the girls and boys. Noah Moss burnt off his opposition early and won but Nathan Kennedy kept him in his sights and ran a fantastic race to finish 3rd overall. In the girl’s race Lilli-Jean Cruise paced herself well running very consistently in 2nd place for most of the race to finish 2nd behind the very talented Ruby Orchard. Chelsea Breen and Ella Childs also showed their fitness and ran great races to finish in 4th and 5th respectively. Unfortunately, the 12-year-olds in Year 7 do not count for points but these girls were thrilled to qualify for the Regional Championships.
Seven of our 23 athletes qualified for the Sunshine Coast Cross Country Championships to be held in a few weeks time. The team are very grateful to all the parents who cheered them on throughout the races.