The College would like to acknowledge some fantastic achievements from Year 12 student Thomas Cross from late Term 2.
In the Perth CBD, Thomas joined 16,000 participants for the HBF Run For a Reason and demonstrated his incredible talent, securing an impressive 3rd place in the 4km run. The race was both fast and challenging, but Thomas thoroughly enjoyed the scenic route. Notably, he chose "cancer" as his reason to compete, demonstrating his commitment to the Mercy value of Compassion.
Over the long weekend in June, Thomas journeyed to Leonora, where he raced among the best of the best in the Elite Open Mens Mile. Placing 6th in the heat, he showcased his skills alongside Olympians, State, and National runners, a testament to his dedication and skill. Thomas also competed in the Mens Open 600m, claiming a remarkable 4th place. The first runner crossed the line in 1:22, then the next 3 crossed together in 1:24. Certainly, an experience he shall never forget, especially after winning the Open Mens Mile last year.
Sunday, 25 June, marked another impressive achievement for Thomas as he competed in the WA State Short Course Championships at Perth Burswood Park. Running in the U18 category alongside elite runners, the race featured participants from U18s, U20s, and Open Mens, creating a fantastic atmosphere. Despite the challenges of small, consistent hills, pathways, and mud, Thomas's determination shone through, securing an outstanding 2nd place in the state with an impressive time of 12:30. Thomas was stoked to finish second behind the current U18s champion, Kye, renowned for excelling in the 3000m and 5000m races.
Thomas, your dedication and passion for running are truly commendable. We cannot wait to see what incredible feats you accomplish next!