From left are Madison Ammenhauser in second place, Ella Hudson in first place and Sophie Follett in third for the 11 years girls cross country.
From left are Madison Ammenhauser in second place, Ella Hudson in first place and Sophie Follett in third for the 11 years girls cross country. Georja Ryan

Kids stay course

THERE was a lot of panting going on at the Allora Golf Course yesterday as 160 primary school students from across the region went head-to-head in the Southern Downs Cross Country trials.

Warwick West took out overall winner, followed by St Mary's, but convener of the event Roy Nott said the race focused more on the individual achievement of each student.

"Cross country is one of those events where they don't just nominate themselves and then do it," Mr Nott said.

"Each student has to meet training commitments at home and at school to be able to compete so these are the kids who are really dedicated.

"It's really good to see these dedicated kids given this opportunity," he said.

The first five students in 10-12 years and first three in 13 years will go to Darling Downs Cross Country in Toowoomba on May 29 to compete at a regional level.

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