After weeks of hard work and training, the Oakleigh South District Cross Country team travelled to Bald Hill Park to compete against the other six schools in our District. Arriving to a crisp, dewy morning, there were more than a few butterflies floating around the children’s stomachs as the time approached our 12:00pm start.

Oakleigh South should be extremely proud of the effort of all the children who ran. It is amazing to see the other schools count the white Oakleigh South shirts as they sprint down Bald Hill. It is truly a magnificent sight.

At the completion of the event, Oakleigh South Primary School was named the Bentleigh District Champions for the 19th year in a row. It is no surprise that we do so well year after year with the dedication shown from the students, teachers and parents who work so hard to make our Cross Country program the best around. Thanks must go to everybody involved!

For some children it is only the beginning of their journey and they move on to Division because they finished inside the top eight. Congratulations to the 25 children who qualified, which is more than half of the positions made available for the Bentleigh District. Well done to all the other competitors who didn’t place, and children who were part of Running Club this year. We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you!

Below are the names and placings of those who have qualified for the Beachside Division Cross Country Championship on Tuesday 30th May:

9/10 Boys:

4th Jake A                             5th Max Z

9/10 Girls:

1st Emily R                            4th Kate I                              5th Lauren I                          7th Sienna Y

11 Boys:

3rd Ethan G                          5th Oliver G                         6th Tomoki H

11 Girls:

1st Jessica I                          2nd Tanasha S                     3rd Teona R                          4th Maya S                                5th Aeon B                      6th Jessica H                        7th Maya N

12/13: Boys                          1st Ben C                          2nd Lachlan M                     5th Ashwin M

12/13 Girls:

1st Louisa L                          2nd Samantha M                3rd Elena H                           5th Katherine N                       6th Amelia M

AWD Boys:                          1st Ori D