2021 BAS Road Relays

July 22, 2021

Last Thursday afternoon amid COVID confusion and uncertainty, the intrepid men of the St Patrick’s College Cross-country team made their way to Windmill Drive at Lake Wendouree to compete in the 2021 BAS Road Relays.

After scuttling to lockers to collect textbooks, computers, iPads exercise books and pencil cases, in the likelihood that we would be entering lockdown the boys readied themselves for racing. 

Ably led by Darcy Williams, Jack Richards and the injured Hugh Ollerenshaw, all were ready to take on the cream of Ballarat cross country runners. As conditions turned cold and wet, our boys competed with the grit and determination synonymous with SPC athletes of old. 

We were successful in winning the Blue-Ribbon event of the day: Senior A section. The team comprising Darcy Williams, Sam Pearse, Jack Richards and Ben Mornane set the standard with all runners returning excellent times over the 1500m course. 

The SPC boys finished second in the Intermediate A and B teams as well as the Junior A section, with our Senior B and Junior B teams coming in third in their respective races. 

Whilst there is some room for improvement there is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the boys, and we are sure that they will compete well in future events. 

Junior A  Placing: 2nd  

Time: 21:24  

McInerney  Jackson 
Horne  Charles 
Hynes  Seth 
Olang Nending  Sam 
Junior B  Placing: 3rd  

Time: 22:04 

McGrath  Nash 
Spratling  Jett 
Beseler  Cooper 
Costello  Liam 
Inter A  Placing: 2nd 

Time: 18:57 

Nijhof  Tristan 
Caldow  Axel 
Flanagan  Jack 
Atkinson  Asher 
Inter B  Placing: 2nd 

Time: 19:53 

Irvin  Damian 
Hansen  John 
Gregory  Joseph 
O’Brien  Paddy 
Senior A  Placing: 1st 

Time: 17:34 

Mornane  Benjamin 
Williams  Darcy 
Pearse  Sam 
Richards  Jack 
Senior B  Placing: 3rd 

Time: 20.29 

McMahon  Sean 
Meek  Bailey 
Tilley  Sam 
Crawford  Sam