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Cross Country Carnival


Both students and staff were pleased that almost ideal weather conditions prevailed last Wednesday 6 August for the annual DLS Cross Country Carnival at TH King Reserve.

Of our 791 students from Year 4 — 10, there were 620 students who participated and completed the testing 3km course. Congratulations if you were part of the 78% of our Year 4 — 10 student cohort who made the effort to contribute positively towards a major college event and our Homeroom Competition.

The Homeroom Winners at each Year Level from 7 — 10 will be released by this Tuesday as we need to take into account attendance as well as individual placings.

The Top 3 Place‐getters at each year level were as follows and each winner was presented with a medal by Mr Houlihan to acknowledge their winning performance.


Year 4

1stJoseph Ashcroft
2nd — B Selkirk
3rd — A Di Medio

Year 5

1stEdward McMahon
2nd — B Watterston
3rd — L Robertson

Year 6

1stHarrison Langkau
2nd — J Coplestone
3rd — L Galanopoulos

Year 7

1stLiam Jenkins of 7 Hegarty in a time of 10 minutes and 49 seconds
2nd — W Moloney Morton — 7H
3rd — J Hartson — 7S

Year 8

1stBen Richter of 8 Dunstan in a time of 10 minutes and 7 seconds (Fastest Time)
2nd — Bailey Joyce — 8V
3rd — Cooper Joyce — 8J

Year 9

1stHarrison Gill of 9 Miguel in a time of 10 minutes and 26 seconds
2nd — C Gerny — 9B
3rd — B Northey — 9M

Year 10

1stChris Northey of 10 Vincent in a time of 10 minutes and 37 seconds
2nd — T Christiansen — 10D
3rd — J Lalande — 10B

Year 11

1stAiden Sheppard of 11 Hegarty in a time of 10 minutes and 22 seconds

2nd — D Thorson — 11J

3rd — R Cadman — 11R


The success of the carnival would not have been possible without the assistance of Homeroom Teachers who recorded race results and staff who acted as Check Point Officials to ensure the safety of all participants.

Special thanks to Mr Brown and Mr Close for assisting with the pre‐Carnival organisation as well as on the day, Mr M Ryan for riding his bike around the course a number of times ensuring that the runners were “on track”, Ms Upton for taking special care of any injured or sick runners and Mr McAlroy for coordinating the bus shuttle to and from TH King Reserve so smoothly.

The Top 20 Placings from the Year 7 — 10 Events will be posted on the Sports Notice Boards early next week. All DLS students are welcome to join our ACC Cross Country Squad and if you did finish in the Top 20 in your event you are expected to train.

ACC Cross Country Training is held each Tuesday and Thursday morning. Meet at Eric Raven Reserve at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings or meet at the Tiverton Bus Area at 7:10 a.m. to catch the DLS Bus.

Meet at the PAC at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Breakfast is supplied after training for the minimal cost of $2.

It is now only just over One Month until the ACC Cross Country Carnival on Wednesday September 10th at Bundoora Park. Now is the time to train as often and as hard as possible to earn a place in our 2014 ACC Cross Country Team!

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