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Gold And Silver At ISA National Cross Country Championships

11 Mar

Congratulations to Ben Smith, in the Lower Sixth, who is the ISA National Cross Country Champion and to Grace Darcey, in the Upper Sixth, who placed second in the Senior Girls race to claim the Silver medal.

After qualifying at the regional championships at Bedstone College, ten Princethorpe pupils travelled to Worksop College, in Nottinghamshire, on Saturday 2 March, to represent the Midlands in the ISA National Championships. They were on excellent form with five pupils finishing in the top ten and two earning themselves prized positions on the podium.

In the Senior Boys race, Ben delivered an outstanding performance finishing first across the line to take a well-deserved Gold Medal, hot on his heels but just missing a medal, in 4th place, was Upper Sixth Former, Will Harrison. In the Senior Girls race, Grace ran determinedly to finish second overall claiming herself a Silver Medal while Upper Sixth Former, Natasha Thomas finished not far behind in 8th.

All of Princethorpe’s pupils put in fantastic performances. In the Inter Girls race, Year 10, Lily Hunter finished 9th overall while in the Inter Boys, Year 10, Charlie Atkins was 25th. For the Junior Girls, Year 8, Issey Cleary was 14th. Then in the Minor Boys race, Year 7 pupil, Rufus Jones was 13th and for the Minor Girls, Year 7s, Esme Card finished 11th and Ellie Gane 16th.

Head of Outdoor Education, and PE Teacher, Will Bower, said, "It was good to see the College so well represented at the ISA National Championships. Well done to all of our competitors, we saw some excellent personal performances in tough races. I am delighted with the results."

It was fantastic to see OP Mike Cleary (Class of 1986) at the ISA event, he is pictured here with his daughter Year 8 Issey and the College's former Director of Sport, Gwil Price. 

Year 7 pupils Rufus, Esme and Ellie were in action one day later as well, at the Year 7 National Cross Country Championships where they delivered another excellent performance.

Tagged  2023-2024  Sport