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On a wet, windy and cold day in Oakbank, 31 St Peter’s College Senior School students came together to form our 2023 Cross Country Team. I congratulate every one of them for supporting the day, for their support of each other and for their overall approach to the day’s challenges.

It was truly an extremely special day. The School attended the day with teams in each of the 13, 14, 15, 16 and Open age group divisions. Prior to the State Championships, Junior School athletes were required to qualify via a SAPSASA District competition (North Adelaide District).  The Championships are a selection event for the Secondary Schools Sport SA Cross Country Team to compete at Nationals in Canberra mid next term. Good luck to all athletes who chose to enter future qualifying events and for future selection procedures.

A special congratulations to

  • Jonathan Harris (Year 12) for his GOLD medal effort in winning the Open Boys race
  • Stephen Lacroix-Sneyd (Year 10) for his SILVER medal performance in the 16 Year Boys
  • Shreyus Arramraj (Year 8) for a well-deserved 4th place in the 14 Year Boys,
  • Our 15 and 16 Age Group Teams on winning TEAM GOLD (first four across the line automatically are acknowledged as your team) and
  • Open Age Group Team on winning TEAM SILVER (first three across the line automatically are acknowledged as your team).

A special thanks to all boys outside of our weekly Cross Country Squad for supporting our objectives inclusive of fielding competitive teams in each age group.

On behalf of the boys, I thank our Coaching Staff of Jessica Pascoe, Zac Connell and Rick Wilson. Their contribution prior to the event and valuable leadership/support on the day was extremely valuable to all squad members.

Our top two athletes in their respective age groups with fellow team members were as follows

Age Category Name Distance Placing Time Other Team Members in Order of Finishing
13 Year Andrew Lucas 3km 33rd 12:21 Augustin Nicholson, Bill Roberts, Nithil Praveen Kumar

151 competitors started the race


Benjamin Gill 3km 98th 13:59
14 Year Shreyus Arramraj 3km 4th 10:35 Hunter Di Blasio, Louis Bizot, Alfred Minney

154 competitors started the race


Oliver Kirkness 3km 18th 11:22
15 Year Harvey Crane 4km 12th 15:50 Archie Braithwaite, Alex Lippett, Gustaw, Kenny Wang

86 competitors started the race

Dan Whittaker 4km 15th 15:59
16 Year Stephen Lacroix-Sneyd 5km 2nd 17:22 Safinn Gue, Isaac Trewartha, Zach Hoberg, Sandro Purugganan 83 competitors started the race


Bailey Kerr 5km 8th 18:44
Open Jonathan Harris 6km 1st 19:45 Blaise Howes, Henry Xenophou, Lachlan Monu, Jacob Sweet, Jack Lynch, Jack Hawkes

51 competitors started the race

Henry Maerschel 6km 11th 23:25


‘Team Highlights’

Age Category Name Runner 1 & Placing Name Runner 2 & Placing Name Runner 3 & Placing Name Runner 4 & Placing
15 Year – Gold Medal Harvey Crane Dan Whittaker Archie Braithwaite Alex Lippett
12th 15th 17th 40th
16 Year – Gold Medal Stephen Lacroix-Sneyd Bailey Kerr Safinn Gue Isaac Trewartha
2nd 8th 23rd 31st
Open – Silver Medal Jonathan Harris Henry Maerschel Blaise Howes Henry Xenophou
1st 11th 20th 22nd


Mr Tony Checker  
Head Athletics/Cross Country Coach and Carnivals Coordinator