Pupils from year 7-10 recently attended the Sunderland Schools cross country championships which were held at Farringdon Academy. All students who attended performed extremely well and there were some significant performances from those who ran.
In the year 7 competition, our girls’ team (above) were outstanding with all six team members finishing in the top 22 runners; with 4 of the 6 finishing in the top 10. The stand out performances were Mary Ellis 3rd, Megan Neal 5th, Charlotte Milburn 8th and Lucy Taylor 9th.
There was also success in the year 7 boys competition.
Luke Bell won the race and is the Sunderland Schools champion for 2017.
The Girls’ Year 8 and 9 event saw Olivia Callaghan (year 8) finishing second overall, which is a great achievement as she was running against girls who are a school year older. Abby Towers and Evie Morton also made the top 10 finishing 5th and 7th respectively. In the boys competition, Aaron Bird (Year 8) and Liam Chrystal (Year 9) were notable performers.
Our second Sunderland Schools Champion came in the Year 10 & 11 Boys’ race where Josh Davis led from start to finish winning by some distance.
John Oliver finished a very impressive 3rd on a tough course.
The pupils who finished in the top 10 in their races have been selected to represent Sunderland at the Inter-Counties Championships at Brandon later in the year.
Head of PE, Mr Atherton said, ‘The pupils have performed extremely well and there have been some fantastic achievements. Cross country has been on the curriculum this half term and this has really benefitted the performance of our pupils.’