South Otago Primary Schools Sports Association Cross›country

Patience . .. Libby Campbell (12, with glasses), of Waiwera South School, leads the centre out of the gates. She took control over the 2.4km course to win the Year 8 Girls.
Beat the rush . . . Fast take›offs characterised the start of the races, with training and technique winning out over the gruelling, off›road courses. PHOTOS: NICK BROOK

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South Otago Primary Schools mustered at Clinton sports grounds last Wednesday for their annual sports association cross-country. ‘‘It’s a fantastic turnout from children and families and very well organised,’’ Balclutha’s Rosebank School Principal Callum Tytler said. The top finishers have the opportunity to compete at the Otago Primary Schools Cross-country at Kaikorai Valley School in Dunedin next month.

All in this together . . . South Otago Year 4 girls exit the smooth playing fields on to the rough paddocks.
Consistent strength . . . Thomas Johnson (13), from Clinton School, leapt to the front early and stretched his lead to win the Year 8 Boys 2.4km.