CIS Cross Country
The Combined Independent School (CIS) Cross Country was held at Eastern Creek on Thursday 15 July. Newington Lindfield had four representatives at that event; Charlie Burt, Finn Dundon, Harry Dundon and William Lane.
Running at this level is a challenge. Athletes must be successful at their own school carnival, and the next level (IPSHA) in order to qualify to run at CIS. Our boys represented IPSHA, their school and themselves with distinction both on the track and off.
Charlie Burt (1st), Finn Dundon (5th), Harry Dundon (11th) and Will Lane (63rd from 85 runners). We congratulate Charlie and Finn as they have now qualified for the State level which is the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) event to be held on 21 July. Harry Dundon ran well to finish very close to selection as well. Special mention to Will Lane who ran consistently as part of the Newington Lindfield team. Qualifying to run in this company is a major achievement and Will did so with great resilience and grit.
A pleasing aspect of our boys’ involvement was the great sportsmanship on display as they congratulated other runners in the field at the conclusion of the event.
We wish Charlie and Finn all the best in training over the next few weeks as they prepare for their next cross country challenge.
David Musgrove – Sports Master (T2)