Quirindi Zone Students Shine at Coolah

The Quirindi Zone Primary team rallied for the running of the North West Regional Primary Schools Cross Country at Coolah on Friday June 14. In windy, wet and cold conditions 455 students from eleven zones took part in the regional titles which was run on the undulating hills of the Coolah Golf Course.
Nine students from the Quirindi Zone PSSA were successful at the North West. Congratulations must go to Willow Tree’s Celia Cropper and to Quirindi’s Lacey Newcombe who both took out their divisions comfortably.
Quirindi Zone also took out two of the team events, 9 and under Girls and 10 Year Girls.
The following students ran extremely well to gain a place in the North West Team, to compete in the NSW All Schools Cross Country to be held at Eastern Creek on July 19, 2013.
Boys 9 & Under 2000m – 3rd Edward Cropper (WT). Girls 9 & Under 2000m – 1st Celia Cropper (WT) 5th Camilla Andrews (Qdi). Girls 10Year 2000m -1st Lacey Newcombe (Qdi) 2nd Georgie Auld (Qdi). Boys 11 Year 3000m – 3rd Sam Brabrook(Qdi). Girls 11 Year 3000m – 3rd Laura Sadler (Qdi). Boys Open 3000m – 2nd Riley Medway (Qdi). Girls Open 3000m – 2nd Caliope Wellham (Qdi).
North West Reserves for State from Quirindi Zone are Molly Elford, Ashya McCrae, Sarah Bradfield, Liam Faulkner and Sasha McKay.
The results of the Quirindi Zone PSSA Team are as follows.
Boys 9 & Under 2000m – 3rd Edward Cropper, 23rd Thomas Boorer, 27th Campbell Kearney, 41st Angus Clews, 52nd Malik Hunt 53rd Levi Allan.
Girls 9 & Under 2000m – 1st Celia Cropper, 5th Camilla Andrews, 8th Molly Elford, 9th Hattie Ranken
Boys 10 Year 2000m -13th Scott Batterham, 27th Ayden Crowther, 37th Blake Wortley, 49th Blake Johnson, 50th Archie Thistle. Archie Cudmore retired injured.
Girls 10 Year 2000m- 1st Lacey Newcombe, 2nd Georgie Auld, 7th Ashya McCrae, 8th Sarah Bradfield, 10th Bridie McGuckin, 33rd Tara Barwick.
Boys 11 Year 3000m – 3rd Sam Brabrook, 8th Liam Faulkner, 22nd Riley Kemble, 27th Bradley Sadler, 44th Hamish Lavender.
Girls 11 Year 3000m – 3rd Laura Sadler, 42nd Bella Robertson, 44th Jayden Barr.
Boys Open 3000m – 2nd Riley Medway. 9th Bayley McCrae, 11th Lachlan Bradfield, 20th Layne McKinnon, 22nd Jack Cudmore.
Girls Open 3000m -2nd Caliope Wellham, 8th Sasha McKay, 15th Sophie Cropper, 19th Jordie Thompson, 38th Grace Pezzuto, 52nd Lia Robertson.
All the competitors from the Quirindi Zone ran extremely well, many achieving personal bests and giving the many spectators lots to cheer about. What a great bunch of competitors!
Quirindi Zone PSSA wish the North West Team good luck for the State titles at Eastern Creek.

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