SKAAC kicked off the Athletics Victoria XCR season in style on Saturday with impressive results across the board. With the muddy ditches and prolonged inclines of a drizzly Jells Park providing the backdrop, SKAAC’s five relay teams all produced solid performances.
The men’s Division 4 team took the lead early with first leg Stephen Knuckey completing the 6km course in 19:11, which was consolidated by outstanding performances from Ben Moynihan and Jack Holden (18:35 and 18:37). Congratulations to the boys on securing 1stplace. In Division 7, the SKAAC runners delivered a consistent pace to place 3rd.
SKAAC’s under 14 athletes put on an inspiring set of relay performances with the boys’ team taking out 2ndplace to win some silverware and the girls’ team coming in 4thamongst some stiff competition. Bridie Hill put on an exceptional final leg, completing the 3km course in 11:00 to beat the team from Sandringham by just two seconds.
|Men’s Division 4||1st|
|Men’s Division 7||3rd|
|Men’s U14 (1)||2nd|
|Men’s U14 (2)||7th|
Many thanks to all helpers, parents and timekeepers who volunteered to help the day run so smoothly. Next week SKAAC is competing in the APSOC event, the Wise-Findlay Mini Marathons at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe. Our next AV event is on June 1stat St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong.