SIS Cross Country Championships

What a fantastic day for the Padua College Cross Country team. After months of regular after school training, interhouse carnivals and the Cross Country camp, the Padua runners were keen to test their fitness against tough opposition.

The SIS Carnival was held at Baxter Park where the girls and the Under 13 boys ran a tough three kilometre course and the other boys a four kilometre course.  Being a team event, some students were put up in to older age groups where runners were needed. We are always appreciative of these students’ efforts as we acknowledge that they are running against older competitors.

The day started off brilliantly, winning the first race and then going on to win numerous age group pennants, the junior, the intermediate, the senior, the aggregate boys and girls and the overall aggregate shields.  Just in case you didn’t already know… this is the 30th consecutive year Padua has won the SIS Cross Country Championships!

Congratulations to the entire squad for a tremendous result. Your dedication to training has been a credit to yourselves and the results have followed.

On a personal note, I would like to thank the many Padua staff and students who contributed to the running of the carnival. As you would appreciate, it is huge day considering there are over 140 students involved. Your work is greatly appreciated by all. Finally, it was great to see Robbie Morgan-Morris (former Padua Cross Country coach) at the SIS Carnival and thank him for his continued assistance and support towards the Padua Cross Country team.



Callen Goldsmith – Open Boys

Joel McGill – U/17 Boys

Harry Bilston – U/16 Boys

Noah Crosling – U/15 Boys

Mia Bilston – U/14 Girls

Lachlan Hodder – U/14 Boys

Ella Fischer – U/13 Girls

Jack Carroll – U/13 Boys



Bride Kennedy – Open Girls

Jannes Kalkbrenner – U/15 Boys

Paige Elvey – U/14 Girls

Eboni Penny – U/13 Girls

Taj Sullivan – U/13 Boys



Maddie Jamieson – U/17 Girls

Amber Kirkbride – U/15 Girls

Gavin O’Reilly – U/14 Boys

Shay Power-Reeves – U/13 Boys

Terry Luppino
Coach | Cross Country