5 brave Woodend students competed today representing Southern Valley in the State Cross Country Championships at the Oakbank racecourse. It was wet, muddy and freezing cold up and they all did a great job.

Leni, Finn and Billy were back running again this year as experienced year 6 students. Rhys and Cleo both represented Southern Valley for the first time today in the 10 year old races.

A special mention to Leni Knowles who finished 3rd to win a bronze medal for the 2nd year in a row. A huge effort from the Woodend running superstar.