Penrhos powers to front of pack

Runners from all schools put on fantastic performances, with Penrhos (310) beating St Mary’s in second (434) and Iona third (438).

Cross Country team captain Annabelle Standing was proud of how the girls performed.

‘As a team, we trained hard through rain, hail and sunshine in the lead-up to compete against other schools at IGSSA Cross Country,’ she said.

‘We couldn’t have possibly done this without the guidance of our incredible coach Norbert Fandry and our coaches, who are an inspiration to all of the girls. The hard work paid off. Every single girl was an asset to our success.’

Penrhos College dean of co-curricular, Norbert Fandry, said the girls had done their very best.

‘Even before the final winning result was achieved at the IGSSA Carnival, I knew and was thrilled that our girls valued their team and got into the spirit of the day,’ he said.

‘The title of Champion Team meant so much more to the girls than their individual placings. Each and every one of our 50 team members were completely exhausted when they crossed the finish line.

‘I could tell they had just done their absolute best for the team.’