CROSS COUNTRY: A Bunbury school has impressed on the state stage following the recent cross country championships.
Three students from Bunbury Primary School placed in the top 20 in their respective divisions with one winning their division to progress onto the national competition.
Year 6 Jack Watson ran out more than 400 students to claim the Year 6 Boys title.
Jack will now travel to Tasmania later this year to test his ability among the best in the country.
Siblings Connor and Courtney Butlion also performed admirably at the August 14 event held at the Challenge Stadium fields in Perth.
Courtney put in a brave run after overcoming an asthma scare to place eighth.
Her brother Connor also put in a stelling effort, coming 18th in the Year 7 Boy competition.
Each student said they achieved or ran close to personal best times and were delighted with the results.
“I’m very passionate about the sport,” Jack said.
“The start was really scary – everyone was trying to push to the front,” Courtney said.
“It was great to represent the school and wear the school shirt,” Connor said.
Associate principal Franca Dillon said the school community was proud with the results the athletes had attained.
“It’s amazing to have three kids in this school to achieve what they have,” she said.