Recently, the Trinity Lutheran College Cross Country Team competed at the APS Cross Country Championships. Following excellent training attendance throughout term one and two the team was eager to compete against the best athletes from our fellow APS schools. The day commenced with the annual badge distribution presentation for the competing athletes, along with a motivational breakfast featuring vision of the historic performance of Australian athlete Andrew Lloyd when he won Commonwealth Gold in the 5000m. The tone was set for a courageous and exciting day of competition.
Throughout the day it was very affirming to witness one common thread through all the Trinity performances; that was, doing your absolute best. Performances like Jordan Unger and Dylan Brown (Open Boys), James Otley - Doe (16 Years Boys), Sara Tazaki (14 Years Girls) and Grace Curtin (14 Years Girls) were several examples of the 'never say die' Trinity attitude and character. Special congratulations to Alanasia Malone and Connor James who placed first in their respective races. This is an outstanding achievement considering the very strong standard of the APS carnival.
At the end of the day, Trinity claimed a very commendable 5th place. This overall place is two spots higher than 2016; a further example of the improved Trinity work ethic and sense of self belief of our team. Once again Trinity claimed the Percentage Shield; an award that recognises the size of the school population with respect to points gained.
Following the APS carnival, the following Trinity students were chosen to represent the Hinterland District at next Tuesday's Regional Championships. We wish these athletes all the very best, as they fight for State Championships selection. Our district representatives are:
James Otley - Doe