BAS Cross Country
Posted: 14-Aug-2019

Strong Results from BAS

On Wednesday August the 7th, Damascus College students participated in the second race of the 2019 Ballarat Associated Schools (BAS) Cross Country Season – Cross Country. The venue for this year’s event was a change from the one that has traditionally been at Damascus College to Ballarat High School.

The Juniors, Intermediate Girls and Senior Girls ran a distance of 3km while the Intermediate and Senior Boys race was over 5km. This took place within the grounds of Ballarat High School and Prince of Wales Park. The conditions were ideal for distance running. Each race was undertaken in relative calm and mild conditions.

We would like to take this opportunity in congratulating Mia Lepair for her second placing in the Intermediate Girls event. Mia has been training exceptional well away from school and to see due reward come her way is testament to her dedication to this sport. Well Done Mia!

Success can be measured in many ways. Publically the students who win and fill placings get the adulation as being the best in the age group etc… More often than not the true successes of such events are not made public. All of our students who represented Damascus College can be so proud of their achievements no matter where they placed in the event. As teachers and educators we get such enjoyment and satisfaction in watching and supporting our student in our care striving to do their best. To see the comradery and interaction between all team members and the support they provided to one another from the juniors through to the seniors was a measure of success that can go unnoticed and not recognised.

I thank those students who stepped out of their comfort zone and competed in this event. Some students came into the team on short notice due to others not being able participate. It is so rewarding for those involved that you see fit to represent not only yourself but the school with pride.

As the Cross Country draws to an end (Wednesday August 28th – BAS Lap of the Lake) we encourage you all to continue to strive to do your best.

“No one can predict the height you will soar until you spread your wings”

Article by Mr. Rod Matthews

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