District Cross Country
Lots of medals in district league
Over sixty pupils represented The Broxbourne School in the 2015 district cross country league. Broxbourne successfully hosted one of the three meetings, offering a challenging course through the grounds of the school and neighbouring fields. Many local schools from the district competed, with the remaining two meetings at Chauncy and Simon Balle.
With the school boasting a number of talented distance runners, it was no surprise to see an extensive number of Broxbourne pupils finish in medal winning positions.
The Year 7 girls team dominated the competition from race one. Three Broxbourne girls lead from gun to tape in two of the races finishing one, two, and three with the closest competitor not even in sight. At the end of the three meetings Chelise Fleming, Elena Davies and Ela Norton finished as the top three individual athletes. Sophie Smith finished in the top ten to consolidate the minor girls’ team as overall winners.
The junior boys’ team were equally as impressive also finishing as overall winners. Ralph Davies was a strong team member with two great performances finishing in the top two places. Year 8 pupil Will Atkins, yet again proved he his is an endurance specialist taking first place in the Year 8 age group, with three great races against Year 9 pupils.
The senior girls’ team emulated the performances of the younger years as they also finished district champions. Hannah Booth was the highest placed athlete finishing second, with fellow Year 12 pupil Jess Williams finishing in third place. Other team members included Charlotte Quant and Alara Norton who finished third in the Year 10 age group.
Other notable performances include the junior girls’ team who finished runners up. Ellie Godsave also took the individual silver medal, with Eleanor Turpin, Emily Lush and Niamh Stevens putting in impressive performances. Year 10 pupils Rob Mottram (second place) and Jake Ellis (third place) did extremely well to take home medals, despite competing against Year 11 pupils. The minor boys’ team also finished runners-up.
Well done to all pupils who participated in the competition this year. For more photographs please click here.