On Saturday they competed in their individual events.
Millie who took part in Junior girls 3000m; she competed with 101 girls and finished 4th in 11.12 mins. It was the most competitive race of the day with the top four finishing within 12 seconds of each other. To put this into context, this is the best finish by a Southland athlete (in this event) since 1988. Millie is the only Gore athlete to finish in the top 5 since the race inception in 1974.
Max finished 3rd in the Year 9 boys 3000m; in 10.32m, from 136 competitors. To put this into context, this is the best finish by a Southland athlete (in this event) since 2015. Max is the first Gore athlete to medal in the National Cross Country since 1988. Unfortunately Max was sick in bed all week prior to the event and was in the sick bay for an hour after the race.
Only five individual medals have been won at the Secondary Schools Cross Country by Southlanders since 1990.
On the Sunday, Millie stepped up a grade to represented Southland (Senior Girls) in the teams relay, where they won bronze. Millie ran the 3rd leg for that team (4 x 2km), her time of 7.51 was the fastest 3rd leg of the day.
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