Athletics: Young athletes set the pace
ABOVE: Darcy Long ('05) AND Rob Schwerkolt.
Old Scotch Collegians’ Athletic Club fielded 23 runners, including seven current Scotch students, in the Alex Jamieson 5km cross country race, held in the Scotch grounds on 12 April. Conducted by the Associated Public Schools Old Collegians’ Association, the Jamieson has been held at Scotch every year since 1950. There were 209 starters in this year’s race, including many students from the other APS schools.
Three of the Scotch student runners, James Lightfoot (10BD), James Wiseman (12BD) and Jack White (8B), finished among the club’s fastest six runners, and became members of Old Scotch’s first team, which finished seventh overall in division one of the teams competition. The club’s second team, including current students Henry Taylor (9DN) and Jacob Proctor (9DN), won division two.
Old Scotch’s three fastest runners on the day were Andrew Krumins (‘02), Darcy Long (‘05) and Rob Schwerkolt. There is also a handicap award as part of the competition, based on athletes’ previous performances, and James Lightfoot (fourth) was the highest placed athlete for Old Scotch on handicap. The APSOC series of road and cross country races runs from April to August. There are 12 races, and the competition caters for all levels of ability and fitness.
The cost for entry is $95 for open age athletes, while entry is free for athletes aged under 20. For more information, please visit http://apsoc.net.au or contact Mark Purvis (‘75): email@example.com.
MARK PURVIS (‘75)