DISTANCE runners from across central Victoria represented the Big V at the recent Australian Cross Country Championships.
Four athletes competed at the event in Albany, Western Australia, which combined the Athletics Australia and School Sport Australia national carnivals.
Girton Grammar School para-runner Liam Richardson finished first in the boys 14-15 years individual AWD race, and came second in the AWD time trial.
Teleah Hayes, from Rochester Secondary College, was part of School Sport Victoria’s girls 18-19 years 5x2000m relay team that won bronze, and was 52nd in the 16-17 years individual 4km.
Creek Street Christian College student Ben Powell raced for Athletics Victoria, finishing 37th overall in the under-14 run over a 3km course.
And Archie Reid, from Echuca College, crossed the line in 29th position in the same under-14 boys event.