Cross Country Relays – Brimbank Park

Success for Junior Teams at the Cross Country Relays.

Box Hill started the year 2000 cross country season with several victories in the cross country relays at Brimbank Park.


Under 20 Men.

The Under 20 men’s 3×6.2km. team had a resounding victory, despite the absence of Sam Hassett. David Tyler, faded a little on the second lap, but still brought the team into a good position in 3rdplace, not far from the leaders. Matt Spain ran strongly on the second leg to surge into the lead, then Ben Bissett held off all challengers to run away with a great victory.

1. Dave Tyler 22:46
2. Matt Spain 21:48
3. Ben Bissett 21:05

Under 18 Women

The under 18 women’s 3×3.1km. team had a great win in their event, with competition on the early legs coming from the Box Hill No.2 team, which eventually finished fourth just out of the placings.

No.1 team:

1. Jessica De Bruin 12:09
2. Heidi Riiordan 12:00
3. Emily Smith 11:37

No.2 team:

1. Jocelyn Keage 11:44
2. Briana Mallinder
3. Elizabeth Bird12:59

Invitation team:

Jenita Dunner
Anna Connell
Georgie McCallum
Kerry Walker


Men’s Division 1

The men’s division 1 team finished 5th against some very strong opposition after being in second place halfway through the race, thanks to great runs by Julian Dwyer and Glen Tooze. The team should improve through out the year, especially with the return of Marcus Tierney who was unavailable for this race.

1. Kynan Dawes 21:13
2. Julian Dwyer 18:56
3. Glen Tooze 19:46
4. Christian Ashby 21:15
5. Graeme Olden 20:46
6. Scott Jackson 20:56

Men’s Division 3

A consistent team effort with great runs by Chris Bunney and Tom Waters brought the division three team in to finish comfortably ahead of the field, in first place.

1. Barry Lynch 21:51
2. Tom Waters 20:51
3. Dale Bickham 21:47
4. Adam Pepper 21:56
5. Chris Bunney 20:47

Men’s Division 6

Another victory to Box Hill, led by a very good time by the senior member of the team, Tony Bird, on the first leg.

1. Tony Bird 22:13
2. Dave Boyd 25:48
3. Dave Ayers 25:15
4. Chris O’Connor 23:18

Women Division 1

With some of our top distance runners unavailable, the team did well to finish mid-field.

  1. Georgina Connell
  2. Eliza Eddy
  3. Marion Gamble
  4. Kimberley Coltman