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Cross country carnival a winner


More than 2500 students from 62 Catholic schools filled the East Parklands last month as they competed in the SA Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association (SACPSSA) Cross Country Carnival.

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The biggest single event in the SACPSSA calendar, the event was a huge success and a credit to the organisers who ensured it was both COVID safe and fun for all.

The carnival was originally scheduled for August 5 but a snap COVID lockdown forced its postponement to August 18.

Children from Years 3 to 7 competed in 26 events grouped into three divisions.

‘Keep going…you’ve got this’ was the catch cry of the day as students cheered each other on throughout the 2km course.

SACPSSA executive officer Darren Elliott described the carnival as an “extraordinary Catholic schools community event”.

Girls Division B placegetters, from left, Niamh Byrnes (St Martin de Porres), Diana Rezaei (St Thomas), Matilda Eggar (Stella Maris) and Portia Lamberti (Dominican, Semaphore).

Loreto College cross country participants, back from left, Eugenie Anderson, Arabella Lehmann, Lyla Neck, Winifred Katsaros and Eloise Correll; front, Maeve Manning and Grace Cornish.

Boys Division B placegetters, from left, Rafael Pineda (St Ignatius’), Jaylen Williams (St David’s), Levi Ellul (Whitefriars) and Sunny Dias-Cocks (St Martin de Porres).


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