Barnes Harrier Summary Report 27.07.20

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

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

Zara Geddes on her way to winning the Open Womens Race, and recording fastest time in the process.
Phil Morris Winning the open men title

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