National Cross Country Champs Auckland
Hawke’s Bay Gisborne athletes did particularly well at the National Cross Country Champs at the Auckland Domain on Sunday afternoon which doubled as the Oceania Champs as well.
Great results for Napier Harriers at National XC Champs
Laura Nagel from Napier Harriers gained won the senior women’s race over 10k to go with her recent win in the North Island Cross Country Champs in Taupo. This is Laura’s first win in senior ranks, her previous win being in the Girls 16 and under road race back in 2008.
Laura’s club mate Ruby Muir also ran very well to secure a top 10 placing by gaining 9th in the senior women’s race, which augers well for the club.
In the senior men’s race Napier Harriers Lucas Duross placed 15th in his first National Cross Country event with club mate Kristian Day also not far behind in 20th position.
Briana Irving from Gisborne Harriers has retained her good form this year by placing 2nd in the Girls 14 and under grade with Napier’s Matthew Apperley placing 18th in the boys 14 and under race. Sister Aniela ran a great race for 6th placing in the Girls 12 and under grade to cap a great day for Hawke’s Bay Gisborne runners.