State relay medals and XCR success

James Anderson enjoying the St Anne''s cross country course.

By Jamie Strudley

Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes and supporters were spread far and wide this weekend.

Thirteen of its little athletics athletes travelled to Cruden Farm for the Little Athletics Victoria Cross Country Relay Championships.

The club’s kids really gave it everything and totally enjoyed the day.

Congratulations went to the Under-9 girls, who finished in third place.

Under-9 girls: 3rd Willow 4.21, Emily 4.22, Tori 4.22 – 13.05

Under-9 girls: 21st Caitlyn 5.02, Tanaya 5.13, Eloise 5.05 – 15.20

Under-11 boys: 14th Ollie 6.18, Tyler 6.09, Mitch 5.26 – 17.53

Under-12 girls: 10th Izzy 6.00, Kaylah 6.27, Aemelia 5.52 – 18.19

Under-11 girls EMR: 11th Zoe 5.59

The club’s seniors travelled to St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong for Round 2 of the XCR season. There were some great runs from all club athletes.

Standouts were: Maddie Laven 3rd (Women Under-16); Women Under-16 team 1st (Maddie Laven, Mia Strudley, Jemima Wilson); Harry Norman 2nd (Men Under-20); and Men Under-20 team 1st (Harry Norman, James Laven, Max Savill-Bentley).

The club also had two athletes in the first 50 in the Open Women (Kellie Emerson 29th and Veida Somerville 45th).

Th rest of the club were at a damp Margaret Lewis Reserve for some fun cross country running. Next week the club will return to Durham Road for some personal best action.

The club welcomes all athletes of any age or ability.

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