Older News  » Thorpe secures X Country title by the barest of margins

Last updated 8:30 AM on 1 May 2015

Jett Laycock

Thorpe House has wrestled back the title of distance running champions at Parkview Public School after a thrilling day's competition recently. Over 300 students took to the testing course that winds it way through the school grounds and adjacent Central Park precinct to decide the Age Champions, House Champion and LNPSSA representatives for 2015.

On a day tailor made for distance running, the athletes did not disappoint with some outstanding performances from participants over the 2km and 3km courses. Corey Axtill (12/13 Boys), Portia Marks (12/13 Girls), Brandon Crowe (11 Years Boys), Shaylan Protheroe (11 Years Girls) and Tamika Rourke (8/9 Years Girls) all produced stand out run away victories, while Molly Gilmour (10 Years Girls) showed tremendous stamina to hold off a determined chasing group of Dakota Boardman, Madeline Irvin and Tatum Marks. Likewise in the 10 Years Boys, where eventual champion Tyler O'Connell showed great resolve to win despite impressive runs from Blake Ryan, Jay Gimbert and Jaxon Ryan.

The Infants races as always were a highlight with all students doing their best over the 1km course. Of particular note were the winning runs of Zoe Iannelli (5 Years Girls), Jaihlen Ingram (5 Years Boys), Jett Laycock (6 Years Boys), Jaleigh Ingram-Pitts (7 Years Girls) and Xavier Johnstone (7 Years Boys).

The closeness of the racing on the day was reflected in the Overall Pointscore with Thorpe House winning the Championship by a solitary point from defending champions Freeman with Bradman very close behind in third.

Over 250 photos from the event can be found on our website. A huge vote of thanks is extended to the large numbers of parents and community members who assisted on the day or came along and supported the children as they competed.





8/9 Years

1st: Jesse Watson

2nd: James Rourke

3rd: Liam McPhee

4th: Hayden Gilmour

5th: Charlie Watson

1st: Tamika Rourke

2nd: Shay Bandy

3rd: Jayda Sutton-Travers

4th: Hannah Quinn

5th: Amelia Irvin

10 Years

1st: Tyler O'Connell

2nd: Blake Ryan

3rd: Jay Gimbert

4th: Jackson Ryan

5th: Cody Browne

1st: Molly Gilmour

2nd: Dakota Boardman

3rd: Madeline Irvin

4th: Tatum Marks

5th: Zoe Gimbert

11 Years

1st: Brandon Crowe

2nd: Riley Bradshaw

3rd: Benjamin Schmidt

4th: Codey Schmetzer

5th: Ryan Eade

1st: Shaylan Protheroe

2nd: Faith Berney


4th: Jaylen Milvain

5th: Lilly Davies

12/13 Years

1st: Corey Axtill

2nd: Christian MacGregor

3rd: Jai Patten

4th: Darcy Meline

5th: Lachlan Holden

1st: Portia Marks

2nd: Zoe Locke

3rd: Paris Orr

4th: Keely Bradshaw

5th: Marni Elliott




5 Years

1st: Jaihlen Ingram

2nd: Clayton Morris

3rd: Bailey Sheather

1st: Zoe Iannelli

2nd: Abbey Holden

3rd: Brittney Coghill

6 Years

1st: Jett Laycock

2nd: Layne Doyle

3rd: Cruze Dale


2nd: Jasmine Stewart

3rd: Abigail Blacker

7 Years

1st: Xavier Johnstone

2nd: Connor Holden

3rd: Jayden Maskey

1st: Jaleigh Ingram-PItts

2nd: Tahlia O'Brien

3rd: Ella Ryan

Overall Pointscore

Thorpe 305

Freeman 304

Bradman 266