The Under 12 boys from Newhaven College were eager to get running to beat the cold; from left, Noah Muller, Archer Herbert, Anthony Petropolous, Jacob Liatos and Charles O’Garey.

NEWHAVEN College recently hosted the Gippsland Independent Schools Association (SEISA) Cross Country Championships.
Close to 400 athletes from Beaconhills College – Berwick, Beaconhills College – Pakenham, St Paul’s – Warragul, St Paul’s – Traralgon, Gippsland Grammar – Sale and Newhaven College battled cold and windy conditions over courses that ranged in distance from 3 to 5.5 kilometres.
Newhaven College enjoyed a very successful day with five students winning their age group championships.
They were: Lara Smyth – U12 Female, Chloe Woollard – U13 Female, Mitchell Moschetti – U15 Male, Luke Nicholson – U21 Male and Ingrid Nunn – U21 Female.
This was a fantastic result for Newhaven against some very strong competition and the college finished third in the overall aggregate.
Other students to record top 10 placings were: U12 Male – Anthony Petropoulos, U12 Female – Chelsea Fox, U13 Male – Jamie Liatos, U13 Female – Felicity Fox and Ella Grummisch, U14 Male – Taite Cumming, U14 Female – Abigail McCulloch and Jarah White, U15 Male – Harry O’Brien, U15 Female – Sunday Brisbane and Gaby Hynes, U16 Male – Dylan Beck and Tristan Donohue, U16 Female – Rachel Aitken, U17 Male – Alexander McMahon, U17 Female – Meg Hynes and U21 Male – Billy Taylor.