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ACC Cross Country Carnival

After finishing 3rd in Division 1 since 2009, our 60 strong 2013 ACC team was hoping to break into the Top 2 schools. Despite the best efforts of all of our De La Salle competitors, we recorded our fifth consecutive overall 3rd placing behind St Bede’s and the winning school, St Bernard’s.

Once again, there were some very brave and impressive individual performances at the Carnival and the De La Salle runners listed below finished in the Top 10 (at least 100 competitors per event) place getters in their respective events:

Cooper Joyce (7S) – 6th in Under 14
Zak Hawker (9M) – 7th in Under 15
Brodie Muller (10S) – 7th in Under 16
Liam O’Callaghan (11H) – 6th in Under 17
Jack Thornton – (12J) – 4th in Senior
Chris Carberry (12J) – 6th in Senior
Zane Hutter (12H) – 10th in Senior

As well as our 3 Top 10 finishers in the Senior event, our next 5 Senior runners finished in the Top 20. This stellar team effort means that our Year 12 boys are the Senior ACC Champions for 2013. This is a most fitting way for these 10 boys to finish their ACC Cross country careers!

On behalf of all students who were part of our ACC Cross Country Squad, I would sincerely like to thank the staff listed below for their time, effort, commitment and enthusiasm for Cross Country this term to ensure that our runners were well trained and prepared for the “Big Dance”:

Tim Curran, Peter Crellin, Peter Larsen, Simon Brown, Chris Church, Tom Curry, Ray Leetham

With our best performed Age Group leaving us this year, the remainder of our current squad now face the challenge to ensure that we remain in the top half of schools in Division 1 ACC Cross Country in 2014.

This will only be achieved through maximum commitment and dedication to train for as long and as hard as possible.


Peter Harte
ACC Cross Country Coordinator 


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