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Congratulations to all athletes that competed in the Northern Metropolitan Region Cross Country.  We had a great turn out of Team Keilor athletes.  I am told it was a great day and all athletes did an outstanding job.

Please see the write-up from Glenn Walsh our team manager:

The day wasn’t looking the best when Russ and I got there for setup, 6 deg and the odd light shower. By the time everyone was arriving and the start of the races the showers had passed…..we even saw the sun at times.

 Race 1 was a great start for team Keilor with the under 9 girls, 1st was Javiah Najdovski and 2nd Bridget Walsh. Dakota Reynolds ran home well, coming 8th, passing a Diamond Valley girl in the last 150 m helping Team Keilor take out its first team win. Mia Landgren came 12th and ran well.  

The boys Under 9 was a strong field with Mitchell Parton 6th and Noah McMenmin 8th both not far behind the winners.

Under 10 boys – Team Keilor was first across the line with Samuel Scodella holding off a fast finishing Essendon boy. We were well represented with Jackson Heidrich 5th, Oscar Hodgett 6th, Aidan Cram 7th and Kyle Taylor 15th , again it was Team Keilor taking out the team win.

Under 10 girls – had Madison Mountjoy just missing out on a place coming 4th and Nadia Del-Corobbo 12th.

Under 11 girls – Charlotte Baskaran was up against the twins from Coburg which she hadn’t beaten before, halfway thought the race she was just behind the twins and with a hard push in the closing stage of the race she managed to spit the twins to come in 2nd, Maddison Reynolds also ran a great race, finishing 10th.

Under 11 boys – Gabriel Acosta 10th

Under 12 girls – Alyssa DiMartino came 2nd , Michelle Spurrell raced well finishing 12th.

Under 12 boys – Jackson McMenamin ran well, placing 2nd and Nicholas Landgren finished 9th.

Under 13 girls – Yara Taylor won 

Under 13 boys – Wilson Cram 5th

Under 14 boys – Saw two new members to Team Keilor up against season cross country runners, Rayvia McIntosh coming across the line 3rd and Marlon running a great race to come 5th.

Glenn Walsh

Country Country Team Manager Extraordinaire

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I am not sure how many of our Under 6 – Under 8 athletes attended.  I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

By all accounts – it was a very successful day.  All athletes are to be commended for braving the cold and strutting their stuff.  WELL DONE TEAM KEILOR!!!

And now for some exciting news….hot off the press….TEAM KEILOR PLACED 1st in the Region Placings for the Perpetual Trophy!!!!!!  Yay!!!  I feel like a proud mother!!  Well done!  Congratulations!!!  Hooray Team Keilor!  I always knew we were the best – and now its OFFICIAL!!!! 

I can’t forget our parents who braved the cold.  Thank you all for your co-operation on the day and big thanks to those that completed their assigned duties.  I know it’s a pain at times when we have to complete our assigned duties – and I know it’s even harder when it is so cold – so THANKYOU, your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Glenn Walsh – you are a star!  You have stepped up this year and taken on the role of our Cross country go-to dude and have been great!  Thank you for taking on the role as team Manager for the region Cross Country, a what a great job you have done.  Thank you Glenn!  Athletes and parents, please make sure you thank Glenn for the great job he has done this year.

Team Keilor also provided the Hare for the day.  I am told that Russell Cram and Yara Taylor did a great job.  Thank you.  It has been requested that you wear a onesie in Future next time though.

I can’t forget Gail Monument our Call Room chief, Mike Lloyd our referee and Collette Taylor our time-keeper.  These guys worked hard all day in the cold.  Thank- you Gail, Mike and Collette.

So you did it again Team Keilor – I am sitting here proud as punch of you all.  Team Keilor you flew and flew!!!!!


Final results can be located Right HERE. And for those that haven’t opened the document – here are the official placings for the NMR perpetual Trophy.


KEILOR 123 (that’s us!) – YAY!!!

Essendon  89

Diamond Valley  75

Preston Reservoir  69

Coburg  65

Sunbury  52

Lancefield Romsey  26

Craigieburn  18

Whittlesea City  17

Hume   7

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Looking forward to our next team event – State Road Relays – Saturday 9th July!

Thanks for reading! Ange xxx

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