Canterbury Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

10 Jun 2021

15 keen CBHS cross country runners competed in the Canterbury Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships last Thursday. Competing over either a 3km (Year 9 and U16) or 4km (Senior) course at the old Ascot Golf Park our boys again dominated the Canterbury athletics scene.

Cooper Wightman and Max Aldridge continued the battle that they have had over Year 9 distance events all season, with Cooper again getting one over Max as they took out 1st and 2nd respectively. Lachlan Rowe was less than a minute behind with CBHS having three runners in the top ten of the Year 9 race. With only three Year 9 boys competing we were unable to enter the teams event; one more runner securing any placing in the field would have secured this title.

In the U16’s (Junior) race Josh Tonga (7th) Phonse Carroll (8th) Josh Loose (9th) and Joel Allott (11th) easily took out the junior teams race by more than 50 placing points from the second best team. Will Saunders, Will Allott and Henry Rumble all finished in the top 30 to cap off a successful day for the junior runners.

In the senior teams race CBHS was beaten into second by only three placing points by a strong Cashmere High School team. Henry Allott again led the way coming home in 5th place, closely followed by Luca Borcoskie (7th) Tram O’Callaghan 9th and Luke Johnston (13th) combining for a team total 34 points (Cashmere 31 points)

A team of 15 boys now head to the National Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Hawera next weekend. Best of luck boys.