Auckland Cross Country Champs 2019

Auckland Cross Country Champs 2019, were held on a stunning May day, out at St Kent’s; certainly a far cry from the howling storm they had to contend with last year!

The SHC boys were just fantastic once again… with some outstanding gutsy runs against the best athletes in the Greater Auckland area. What a top bunch of young boys we have.

Today’s stars were definitely the Junior Boys, who took out SILVER in the 3-man, and SILVER in the 6-man teams. Three boys finished in the top-10 overall which is just outstanding, and sets up for a fantastic future for these Year 9&10’s. There is a lot about the Junior Boys group that reminds me of the Juniors of 2013 (the group that went on to be 2nd at Worlds in 2016). They were only just beaten by Westlake, and we now have a solid target to hunt down over the coming months.

The see-saw battle between Yr 9’s, Thomas Dufty and Ollie Kelly was won today by the later, with just one second being the difference.

Matthew Wynne continued his fine run of form with a well-run 8th place in the Senior Boys. The seniors JUST missed out on a medal, so this is also a top result against high quality competition.

The Intermediates also ran well, with a 15th place by Jackson Jarvie and a solid support pack in the 20-40’s.

A great days competition and congratulations to everyone who made it to the finish line.

Off to Timaru for Nationals in 3 weeks… time to do some serious training.

6_MAN TEAMS

JUNIOR (4km) SILVER. 104 Points

5. Oliver Kelly 15:09
6. Thomas Dufty 15:10
10. Liam Buyck 15:34
16. Leo Hilton 15:44
33. Taine Donaldson 16:40
34. Isaac Qereqeretabua 16:42

INTERMEDIATE (5km) 5th. 197 Points
13. Jackson Jarvie 17:20
26. Jack T Ryan 18:05
30. Beno Shaw 18:29
39. William Holland 18:48
43. Sam Shaw 18:58
46. Fergus Harland 19:04

SENIOR (6km) 4th. 172 Points
8. Matthew Wynne 21:35
16. Andrew Matthews 22:07
20. Brody Green 22:31
41. Liam McGuire 24:17
42. Ben Savage 24:23
45. James Alley 24:39

3 MAN TEAMS

JUNIOR SILVER. 21 Points
5. Oliver Kelly 15:09
6. Thomas Dufty 15:10
10. Liam Buyck 15:34

INTERMEDIATE 5th. 69 Points
13. Jackson Jarvie 17:20
26. Jack T Ryan 18:05
30. Beno Shaw 18:29

SENIOR 4th 44 Points
8. Matthew Wynne 21:35
16. Andrew Matthews 22:07
20. Brody Green 22:31

For full results view College Sport Website

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