The 2020 Cross Country was held on Friday, 31 July 2020. Students of the Certificate II in Film and Photography were present on the day to shoot video footage and take photos.
They have created this great video, which captures the excitement of our students throughout the day.
The Cross Country was the first major sporting event after the strict COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Students and staff enjoyed being together outdoors and there was a great sense of team spirit.
Please find below a list of the winners of the day:
Emily Blurton, 1st Place
Caelan Hehir, 1st Place
Adi Griffiths, 1st Place
Jesiah Francis, 1st Place
Sienna Ramshaw, 1st Place
Thomas Cross, 1st Place
Leah York, 1st Place
James Kiley, 1st Place
Emily Coutts, (Year 11) 1st Place
Zoe Paterson, (Year 12) 1st Place
Noah McAneny, (Year 12) 1st Place
Hudson White, (Year 11) 1st Place
Our lady of Mercy College Cross Country Record Holders:
Isabelle Coutts, Year 7, with a time of 15:01 in 2019
Thomas Cross, Year 7, with a time of 12:11 in 2018
Adi Griffiths, Year 8, with a time of 15:31 in 2020
Thomas Cross, Year 8, with a time of 11:38 in 2019
Paige Zabajnik, Year 9, with a time of 14:31 in 2018
Thomas Cross, Year 9, with a time of 10:55 in 2020
Leah York, Year 10, with a time of 15:22 in 2020
Noah McAneny, Year 10, with a time of 10:52 in 2018
Emily Coutts, Year 11, with a time of 16:24 in 2020
Noah McAneny, Year 11, with a time of 10:52 in 2019
Claire Cayley, Year 12, with a time of 14:05 in 2018
Noah McAneny, Year 12, with a time of 12:13 in 2020
Following the Cross Country event, most of the winners participated in the SSWA Interschool Cross Country on Tuesday, 4 August 2020.
Each year group put in their best efforts to finish in the top positions. Our Lady of Mercy College finished 4th overall (15 schools participated) with Bunbury High first, Georgiana Molloy second and Bunbury Catholic College third. Well done to everyone on a fantastic first representative SSWA carnival for the College.
Our Lady of Mercy College placing overall in each age group:
Year 7 Shield - 10th
Year 8 Shield - 3rd
Year 9 Shield - 5th (tbc)
Year 10 Shield - 3rd
Open Shield - 3rd
Special mentions for individual Champions and Runners up go to:
Thomas Cross (8:41 Mins/Sec) 2.5km race - 1st in Year 9 Boys
James Kiely - (19:20 mins/sec) 5km Race - 1st in Year 10 Boys
Leah York (25:54 mins/sec) 5km Race - 2nd in Year 10 Girls
Jesiah Francis (9:50 min/sec) 2.5km Race - 3rd in Year 8 Boys
Well done to Thomas Cross for setting the course record and being the fastest competitor in all age groups.