In good conditions Box Hill athletes competed well over the tough 16km cross country course. The famous Brimbank Park hill tested all runners, but our men came through with flying colours with eight of them finishing in the top 60.
New Box Hill member Andrew Letherby ran a competitive race to finish in 7th place. Andrew will no doubt be a great acquisition to our club. Scott Jackson came through the field in the second half of the race and with a stirring sprint finish pushed through to 14th. Graeme Olden went out hard and then held on to come 21st ahead of Marcus Tierney and Christian Ashby. Tony Bird and Adam Pepper swapped places several times before a big finish saw Adam come in as our 6th Division 1 runner just ahead of Tony and Ben Bisset.
1. Paul Burge Ballarat 53:26
2. Magnus Michelson Collingwood 53:42
3. Rob. O’Donnell Glenhuntly 53:49
7. Andrew Letherby 54:31
14. Scott Jackson 56:09
21. Graeme Olden 56:37
37. Marcus Tierney 57:58
43. Christian Ashby 58:46
56. Adam Pepper 61:07
58. Ben Bisset 61:31
60. Tony Bird 61:37
179. David Boyd 74:20
1. Glenhuntly 94
2. Peninsula RR 153
3. BOX HILL 175
Anna Thompson ran a brilliant race to finish 3rd behind Anne Cross of Essendon and Susan Michelson of Collingwood. Congratulations go to Anna on what is probably her best ever performance.
3. Anna Thompson 14:14
39. Megan Sloane 16:51
44. Marion Gamble 17:14
TEAM RESULTS: Box Hill 6th
Box Hill again dominated the under 18 event, capturing the first three places and, of course, winning the teams event.
Jocelyn Keage ran a great race to win by a over a minute from Prue Healy and Jessica De Bruin.
1. Jocelyn Keage 24:06
2. Prue Healy 25:34
3. Jessica De Bruin 26:31
Georgie McCallum ran strongly to finish 7th in the under 16 event in a time of 13:27.
Hayley Tomlinson showed great form in winning the under 14 event in impressive style in a time of 11:41
Alexander De Greenlaw ran well to finish 16th in his first athletics Victoria event, running the 3 km. in 12:39.