Running like the wind

Strong support . .. Eight-year-old Sam Smith from Lawrence Area School soaked up sideline support to sprint home second, after schoolmate Zion Leevey, 8.

The South Otago Primary School Sports Association Cross-country Championships were held at Clinton on Wednesday, August 16. Despite the challenging conditions, the weather was bright and the year 5-8 athletes powered through.

Duel . . . The top spot in the year 6 girls was contested by Rosebank School’s Ruby Carline (left, 10) and Bella Puna, 9, who won for Warepa School.
In the thick of it . . . The year 6 boys began to spread out after the muddy bottleneck. PHOTOS: NICK BROOK