Athletics: Successful champs after weather delay

the combined junior girls and boys field. Photos by Shanneka Pearson/Peter McIntosh.
the combined junior girls and boys field. Photos by Shanneka Pearson/Peter McIntosh.
St Hilda's pupil Lily Davis (13) is helped by Tim Li and Trish Conrad after she picked up an injury.
St Hilda's pupil Lily Davis (13) is helped by Tim Li and Trish Conrad after she picked up an injury.
Ella Scott (14), of Queen's High School, sprints for the finish line in the under-15  girls race.
Ella Scott (14), of Queen's High School, sprints for the finish line in the under-15 girls race.
The senior boys competitors get set to start their race.
The senior boys competitors get set to start their race.

The weather gods smiled on the runners out on the fairways yesterday.

The Otago secondary schools cross-country championships took place at Gladfield Golf Club at East Taieri and the sun blazed and a hot wind blew.

The course was in reasonable shape considering the weather of the past week.

The event was supposed to be raced last Thursday but was postponed because of the poor weather.

However, yesterday dawned fine and clear and both runners and spectators enjoyed the conditions.

Races were combined to lessen the amount of time pupils were out of school and avoid confusion over start times after they had been changed last week.

The event was a dress rehearsal for the New Zealand secondary school cross country championships at the same venue in 10 days.

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