The sound of feet splashing through puddles, the smell of damp grass, the splatter of un-washable mud stains on SMUS sports T-shirts can only mean one thing: it’s cross-country running season.
This year the Junior School students had an impressive 40 students participate in cross-country. They practiced twice a week before school started – often in rainy conditions – and raced in parks across Victoria. Their hard work in practices and their determined performances in competitions have produced some amazing performances.
Cross-country is certainly a tough sport, one in which fitness is tested and character shaped. The athletes that have represented our school have embraced these challenges with courage and conviction. Because of these attitudes, no matter where they finally placed in the race, we are equally proud of all of our athletes’ achievements.
The object of a race is to win and we would be remiss not to acknowledge the fine performances of Grade 4 students Owen, Charlie and Jonathan, who have managed to win races in this outstanding season.
Congratulations to all of our Junior School runners!
Check out more photos from Junior School cross-country in the September and October albums on the SMUS Photo Gallery.
(photos by Gordon Chan)