On Sunday 26th July we had 27 Hill City-University Athletes compete at the Barnes Cross Country. We had a big number of successful results.
The ODT article can be accessed at https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/athletics/race-win-dedicated-nephew
5km open men:
First home was Phil Morris in a time of 29:34. Phil dedicated his win to his nephew that recently passed away (Flynn Morris-Clarke). Flynn was a very successful athlete during his time competing for Hill City-University and is one of the most talented distance athletes to come through the club. It was great to see Phil draw inspiration from Flynn, with a great performance in taking the title. Third home with a strong run was Simon Rhodes. Fastest time went to Logan Slee in 17:20, and Second fastest time went to Russell Green in 17:40.
Open Women (3.75km):
Zara Geddes was first home in 21.41 and recorded fastest time. This is a seriously impressive performance and backs up a great run at the South Island Cross Country (Kennet Cup) champs, where she took the under 16 women’s south island cross country title.
Men under 18 (2.5km):
Jake Owen ran second fastest time in 9.01
Women under 18 (2.5km):
Anya Rhodes ran second fastest time in 11:08.
Boys under 14:
Third place home was Alex Walker in 5:38. Fastest time went to Lachlan Crumpton in 5:24, Archie Rhodes recorded the second fastest time in 5:32.
Girls under 14:
Lila Rhodes ran 3rd fastest time in 5:40.
Many other athletes had great performances, and the full set of results can be found at https://hillcity.org.nz/results/
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