SIXTY-four of Dominic College’s finest young runners braved the chilly winter weather to participate in both the Catholic and independent schools Cross Country Carnivals held at the Rokeby Police Academy in June.
Dominic College director of health and physical education Cameron Golding said teachers, parents and supporters “couldn’t be prouder” of the efforts of the Dominic team at the two events.
“There were many outstanding performances, but our year three boys, Lucas Atkinson, Jack Gilligan and Christian Majchrzak, placing first, second and third in the same race was a magic moment,” he said.
Dominic College student Lucas Atkinson said he was “very proud” of placing first and second in the two carnivals.
“I love the cross country races and I was happy to make the Dominic team and had fun running with my friends,” he said.
Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said cross-country continued to be a highlight in the school calendar.
Ms Gilligan said the school was fortunate to have such big grounds, allowing the K-10 Cross Country events to all be run on-site.
“Cross-country is about endurance and pace,” she said.
“These qualities connect well to our K-10 ‘EMPOWER’ program, in which we teach specific character strengths including the development of grit.”
Caption: Dominic College year three students, Christian Majchrzak, Lucas Atkinson, and Jack Gilligan, at the Catholic Primary Schools Cross Country Carnival in June.