Ruyton claws its Way to an Unprecedented 35th Successive State Cross Country Title
23 Jun 2014
In an age of creeping professionalism in private schools, Ruyton has defied the odds to continue its run of 35 straight Overall State Cross Country Championship victories.
With the 2014 State Road Relay Championship evenly poised, Ruyton needed an edge over its rivals. Ruyton’s elite teams performed on cue with the Under 14 ‘A’ team finishing 2nd, the Under 16 ‘A’ team claiming 1st, the Under 18 ‘A’ team placing 10th and the Under 20 securing 2nd place.
To eke out a victory, Ruyton needed a top ten finish from one of its ‘B’ teams. The Under 14 ‘B’ team of Koo C, Pippa D, Aisha K and Maddy T, sensing the occasion, ran past thirteen ‘A’ teams to claim an outstanding 4th place to seal the Overall State Road Relay Championship for Ruyton.
It has now been 11 years and one month that Ruyton has remained undefeated in all State Cross Country Competitions. Congratulations to the team of 76 Ruyton girls who competed with great intensity and determination at the 2014 State Road Relays at Albert Park Lake.