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Columba Cross Country Runners
Photo by Patricia Hopcroft

Otago/Southland SS Cross Country Relay

Miss P Hopcroft —

On Wednesday 2nd June Columba had three teams competing at the Otago/Southland Cross Country event which saw success for all teams.

Columba had a group of senior runners competing in the girls 4 x 2000m relay race in Milton. The course was located at Tokomairiro High School, Milton and consisted of mixed terrain. Columba featured strongly in a field of talented runners.

Columba College had three relay teams competing. The Columba Junior Navy team was made up of Bella MacGregor, Rachael Turner, Faith Courtney and Jaime Reid. Columba Senior Green consisted of Caitlin O'Brien, Alannah Kys, Phoebe Ozanne and Emily Prout. Lined up for Columba Senior White we had Phoebe Ozanne, Emily Prout, Laura Sammut and Caitlin O'Brien.

Columba is extremely proud to acknowledge the results of Columba Navy who placed third with a time of 29:52.4. Columba White came in 7th place with a time of 33:17.6 and Columba Green followed close behind with a time of 35:14.5, placing 8th. Huge efforts were shown by Caitlin O'Brien, Emily Prout and Phoebe Ozanne who ran for two teams and completed 4km each instead of the standard 2km. 

A great race was run by all in the and it was fantastic to see our Columba athletes showcasing their running talent!