The sun shone again on the Relay day of the Australian Schools Championships and the final day of the Goldfields 3-day. The schools teams had gone to town on the face paint and hair dye and the Kyneton two-dollar shop has never had it so good. The first race decided was the junior girls where the NZ Harua team led home the ACT and NSW. Leg of the day was NSW’s Lilja Lehtonenn who was the only runner to break 30 minutes. The senior boys was the next decided and it was the fastest leg of the day by Alvin Craig that put NSW four minutes clear of NZ Harua and NZ Karahiwi and in the Harua team Flexi Hunt outran Zefa Fe’avae. Victoria had three good legs from Torren Arthur, Henri du Toit and Callum White and second in the ASoc competition only 30 seconds down on the New Zealenders. The junior Boys had NZ Harua and Karahiwi one and two with SA and Tasmania first and second in the ASOC competition. Euan Best of Tasmania continued his great week to be the only runner under thirty minutes.
The senior Girls race was also dominated by the girls from over the ditch and Zara Stewart had the day’s best leg. NSW were first Asoc team followed by ACT. Milla Key had her best run of the week on first leg to lead home and Sophie Taverna ran a great anchor leg to make up a ten minute deficit on SA to get the Vics on the ASOC podium.
In the Goldfields race Aston Key bumped Ewan Shingler into second as they ran head to head. Natasha Key made it a family double on the A course and on the Hard B Tony Woolford had the cleanest run and Shannon Jones won the other B Hard race.