Success For College Cross Country Teams At ISA Midlands Cross Country
Princethorpe’s runners had an excellent outing at the Midlands Regional ISA Cross Country at Bedstone College on Wednesday 24 January. Princethorpe traditionally does well at this event and once again there were lots of top 10 finishes for the College.
For the U16 Girls, Lily Hunter put in a strong performance for Princethorpe and came storming home to finish in 1st place overall. The U16 Boys also ran well with Charlie Atkins finishing 5th, Jesse Esler hot on his heels in 6th, Soren Wasley 11th and Mark Message 13th.
In the U14 Girls race Issey Cleary had a good run to finish 4th with Marley Adnitt 10th and Rosa Davis just behind in 12th. For the U14 Boys Will Smith ran well to finish in 2nd place with James Bostock just behind in 3rd and Max Kiely finishing 16th.
Then in the U12 Girls race Esme Card was first across the line for Princethorpe in 4th place closely followed by Ellie Gane in 9th and Grace Crowfoot in 14th while in the U12 Boys race Rufus Jones came 2nd and Austin Higham 14th.
Overall, the Junior Boys and Inter Boys teams took first place while the Junior Girls, Minor Girls and Minor Boys teams placed second.
Head of Outdoor Education and PE Teacher, Will Bower, said, “The rough rural terrain at Bedstone College makes it one of our favourite cross-country events. As usual there were lots of excellent performances and it was great to see the teams do so well. Many congratulations to all who took part.”
The National Championships take place at Worksop College on Saturday 2 March. All those who finished top 10 will be selected for the Midlands Team. Sixth Formers are also eligible to run in the National event.