Harwood house was the winner of the Warwick East cross country competition this week.
Harwood house was the winner of the Warwick East cross country competition this week. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Red side claims cross-country victory

WARWICK East School's Harwood house erupted into celebration on Wednesday afternoon, when it was declared they beat out their competition at the school cross-country event.

It was a fierce battle to the top but the red house dominated Quinn and Gardland with an impressive 136 points finish.

Garland was just 10 points on 126 and Quinn trailed by a further 10 points with 116.

Harwood House captains Nikki Burraston and Justin Horne were gracious in victory, making a speech in front of their peers and praising the efforts of their defeated competitors.

The age champions for the day were: Madeline Balloch, Noah Dwan, Destiny Windschuttel, Todd Payne, Hayley Carey, Kyle Piovesan, Isabella Balloch, Mitchell Hoffman, Rebekah Browne and Jack Coy.

Runners-up were Emma O'Donovan, Seth Sturgeon, Madelyn Browne, Jack Bergemann, Jazmyn Reid, Riley Skerman, Nikki Burraston, Devon Cooper, Lisa-Marie Henry and William McKay.

Teacher Trevor Nelson said the competition was close throughout the afternoon and a representative team as chosen.

Mr Nelson said the house captains did a great job of preparing schools and pumping up supporters with enthusiastic war cries.

The trophy bestowed upon Harwood at the end of the day was donated by local businessman Danny Lyons.

 

Victory

  • Harwood house claims victory with a tally of 136 points.
  • Garland was in second place on 126 and Quinn was in third with 116


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