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Cross Country 

Cross Country

Tauranga Girls' College —

A few grey clouds and a sprinkling of rain didn’t stop TGC students creating their own sunshine at this year’s school cross country. Dressed in their house colours and full of school spirit it was a great event to transition us back to normality.

Three races were held, for year 9, 10, and senior students. We had a wide range of students and staff members participating, from those in creative and colourful costumes, to those competitive athletes who dominated their year levels.

It was great to see so many members of our kura out there crushing the cross country course and promoting positive physical activity. A little bit of wet weather made the run around the field and through the gully more fun! The Year 10’s kicked off the day, absolutely blistering the course! Olivia Hala led from start to finish to take out the race, which is a great achievement from a year 10 student. Next up were the year 9’s who were no match for the winner, Phoebe Hawes. To cross the finish line on a successful day of races we had the seniors (Yr 11, 12, 13). With no lack of enthusiasm, the seniors smashed the course, with Maia Flint coming out on top.

The support, pride and dedication shown by our students was positive to see. A huge congratulations to all of the runners, your efforts were amazing!


Year 9

1st place Phoebe Hawes 9PTT - 11.06 mins

2nd place Ella Webb 9PTT - 11.30 mins

3rd place Stella Heetkam 9CDY - 11.43 mins

Phoebe Hawes - Year 9 Cross Country champion

Year 10

1st place Olivia Hala 10BTE - 11.05 mins

2nd place Mia Quirke 10MST - 11.45 mins

3rd place Ella Vrieze 10OGY- 11.50 mins

Olivia Hala - Year 10 Cross Country champion


1st place Maia Flint 12RBN- 9.53 mins

2nd place Ella Ryan 11 HVY - 10.09 mins

3rd place Tiarna Allen 1BBE - 11.03 mins

Maia Flint - Senior Cross Country champion

House Placings

1st Mansfield

2nd Rutherford

3rd Freyberg

4th Batten