FOUR student speedsters narrowly missed a chance at competing at the state cross country event after placing in the top 30 at the Peninsula Cross Country Trials in Tinaburra.
Cooktown primary school students Isla Winton, Grace Raleigh, Natalie Treloar and Josie Case had a hot and hard run against some of the Far North’s best athletes.
The youngsters ran as part of the Tablelands District team.
Isla placed 13th with a personal best time, Grace was just behind in 16th place.
Natalie and Josie also both made the top 30, finishing 25th and 29th respectively.