Kids run rings in cross country arena

Padbury Catholic Primary School students Eamon Stott, Jai Baron-Hay, Madeline Willey and Vienna Matera.
Padbury Catholic Primary School students Eamon Stott, Jai Baron-Hay, Madeline Willey and Vienna Matera.

PADBURY Catholic Primary School continues its dominance in the cross country arena.

For the fourth consecutive year, the school has been at the top of the 2019 Champion Schools Cross Country competition, taking out the 2019 overall and boys titles and runner-up in the girls title.

The event was held at UWA Sports Park with 1938 competitors from 68 schools.

The state championship win followed the school’s win at the regional championships held at Mawson Park, Hillarys in June.

Physical education teacher John Hignett said the school’s program focussed on cross country running during weekly sport lessons in the lead up to the school’s cross country carnival.

Staff also run voluntary training sessions before and after school during Term 2 in preparation for the regional and state championships.

“The program aims to improve fitness, stamina and persistence through hard work,” Mr Hignett said.

“Our students strive for their personal best and as a school we are incredibly proud of all our runners.”

He said the school looked forward to defending the title next year.

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