Match Report
Guildford Grammar School 1st Boys Team vs  All Schools @ Hale School
On: Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018
Venue: Away

PSA Senior Cross Country #1
3KM ALL SCHOOLS RUN
SUMMARY POINTS SCORE TABLE
Aquinas Scotch Christ Church Trinity Wesley Hale Guildford
3km Run 493 507 642 850 886 1417 1493 Total
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Sort
Diff 0 14 149 357 393 924 1000 Margin
Bonus Points 0 2 2 2 2 2 2
Place Points 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
Aquinas Scotch Christ Church Trinity Wesley Hale Guildford
Total Points 21 20 17 14 11 8 5
Carry Over Points 41 41 42 22 25 13 9
Aquinas Scotch Christ Church Trinity Wesley Hale Guildford
Updated Totals 62 61 59 36 36 21 14
Rank 1 2 3 4 4 6 7

ROUND 9 3km All Schools

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CC

HS

WC

SC

AC

GG

SEASON

SCHOOL

Home/Away

3km Relay

All 3km

All 4km

5km Relay

All 5km

All 8km

TOTALS

WON

LOST

BP

TOT

pos

Points

pos

Points

pos

Points

pos

Points

pos

Points

pos

Points

2018

Aquinas

6

0

24

3

17

1

21

0

0

0

0

62

Christ Church

5

1

2

22

2

20

3

17

0

0

0

0

59

Guildford

0

6

2

2

7

7

7

5

0

0

0

0

14

Hale

1

5

2

6

6

7

6

8

0

0

0

0

21

Scotch

4

2

4

20

1

21

2

20

0

0

0

0

61

Trinity

2

4

5

13

5

9

4

14

0

0

0

0

36

Wesley

3

3

1

13

4

12

5

11

0

0

0

0

36

Round Nine All Schools Competition: 3.3km Hale 26.06.18


200 boys lined up to contest the All Schools 3km event held at Hale on Tuesday afternoon. 22 of these boys were from the Guildford Squad which meant only 7 were missing due to illness or injury. For our boys, it was one of the three compulsory races required to earn a cap as well as ensuring them that they remained in the running for overall team points rankings.

The race got under way at 4:30pm which was the first time the boys had raced at this time. The next race that starts at the same time will be the Wesley All Schools 4km event, this will also be conducted on a Tuesday. The atmosphere at the start was wonderful and to feel the energy of 200 boys competing for their schools was wonderful.

From the gun, as has been the case in every race this season our captain Jai Coutinho moved to the front. It was fantastic to see his white cap leading the field into the right hand turn some 500m away as 199 boys followed the Guildford captain. Coutinho continued to work hard throughout the race, only fading through the hill stage of the Hale course to take out 78th place. His Vice Captain, Damien Sakellaris narrowly beat him home by 3 seconds to take out 75th place.

Up the front of the field Wesley’s Luke Burrows, a runner who has dominated all season, settled in to lead the field home. However, it was evident that he was under a little bit of pressure in the final 800m and looked to be running on tired legs. He finished 3 seconds ahead of a fast finishing Toby Lyttle from Scotch. Guildford’s first runner home was Nathan Kerman, taking out 10th place in a solid display. Kerman’s 11min 45 seconds over the 3.3km course had him only 41 seconds behind Burrows at the line. As is evident in the results included in this report, the boys were very tightly bunched with only seconds separating many of them.

While the main race was taking place the Guildford boys also pushed each other hard as they had their own battles taking place. Three boys who have continually been at each other Jack Connor, Gabriel Boyd and Ben Bozich were almost inseparable over today’s distance. Connor, determined to reverse his finishing order with ran aggressively finishing 6 places ahead of him at the line. Splitting the two, and finding the afternoon racing format more to his liking Ben Bozich took out 71st place leaving Boyd to 72nd. 2 seconds separated these three boys. Duke Gordon again showed that he is much stronger over the shorter distance and edged out Niall Overton as our next runner home. Max Stewart and Tenny Bourke pushed each other with only 0.01 of second separating the two boys. While Bourke was a little disappointed with his run, the fact remains that he is a junior runner taking part in a senior competition and is a significant contributor to the overall result of the team. That being said, given the course variations his average km pace was still on par with his previous races.

Two boys who ran very well given that they were both carrying mild injuries were Ethan Sills and Jack Stewart. Both these boys made the effort to get to the race today despite their struggles. This really epitomising the commitment that many of them make to the team.

This was the last race for the term and with a 3 week break coming up the boys will not be racing for another 4 weeks, giving them plenty of time to recover.

The final places for the teams were as follows. Despite the squad finishing in 7th place, their efforts earned them another 2 bonus points