The athletes at Christian College maintained their dominance of the GISSA Cross Country Championships, winning for a 12th consecutive year. This event involves participation by boys and girls from Year 7 to 12 and requires a large number of students to apply maximum effort over a 3km or 4km course. To the credit of all Christian College athletes, the effort and determination demonstrated was outstanding, and a significant factor in the victory.
Congratulations to the following students who placed Top 3 in their age group:
13 Years Girls - Bethany Dean 1st, Bianca Pocklington 2nd
13 Year Boys - Ethan Grills 1st
14 Year Girls - Kasey Perkins 3rd
15 Year Boys – Archie Hildebrandt 2nd
16 Year Girls - Alyssa Jones 3rd;
16 Year Boys – Samuel Ward 3rd
Open Girls - Tess Kirsopp Cole
Open Boys – Chris Lever 2nd
We wish to acknowledge the tremendous turnout by the Year 12 students. With a heavy work load in their final year, the Year 12 students were excellent ambassadors for the College, supporting the younger runners as they competed.
Victorian State Cross Country Team Selection 2017 – change of process
Bundoora Cross Country - Victoria State Team Information
In previous years, Athletics Victoria and School Sport Victoria have selected cross country teams to compete at the National Cross Country Championships - a joint event supported by Athletics Australia and School Sport Australia.
In 2017, School Sport Australia has decided to conduct its own cross country competition, which will be held in Hobart from 11th to 14th August.
Meantime, the National Cross Country Championships will be held in Woollongong, NSW on Saturday, 26th August, with Athletics Victoria selecting a team to compete.
To be eligible to represent Victoria at the National Cross Country Championships, you must compete at the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships at Bundoora (Saturday, 17th June) and complete a nomination form, which must be submitted at the Athletics Victoria State Team marquee, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday 21st June. Athletics Victoria will select up to sixteen (16) athletes per age group to compete at the National Cross Country Championships in Woollongong, NSW.
For more information regarding the Victorian State Team, please click here.
To enter Bundoora Cross Country (Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships), click here.
To be eligible to represent School Sport Victoria, athletes must compete at the upcoming Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships at Bundoora and also complete a nomination form to be handed into the SSV Team marquee. SSV will then select a team of six (6) in each age group to compete at the SSA Cross Country Championships.
For more information regarding the School Sport Australia Cross Country event, please click here.
Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships
Where: Bundoora Park, Bundoora, Victoria.
When: Saturday, 17th June.
National Cross Country Championships
Where: Kembla Joggers Cross Country Park, Wollongong, New South Wales.
When: Saturday, 26th August.
Host City Information
If you have any queries regarding team selection for the National Cross Country Championships, please give us a call on (03) 8646 4500.
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