St Mary’s retain Champion School Trophy
Over 450 runners from eight secondary schools took to the challenging cross country course at Mount St. Mary’s College on Thursday 30th November for the 2017 Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country event supported by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership.
There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St Mary’s Catholic High School dominated finishing in the top three for every age group in the team event and retained the Cross Country Champion School trophy.
Conditions on the day were extremely cold, with one of the races having to deal with a snow shower! The course at Mount St Mary’s was in fantastic shape, challenging and testing the runners throughout the day.
Mr Schofield, Head of Physical Education at Netherthorpe School and Race Starter said: “We always look forward to the Cross Country event. It has been a brilliant day with some outstanding performances in challenging cold conditions. The stand out performance has to be from Elsbeth Grant, completing the 3km course in under 11minutes!”.
All the runners had a great day and competed in excellent spirit. The top runners in each age group will now be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the County Schools’ Cross Country in January 2018.
Individual and team results can be found via the links below;
Year 7 Girls team
Year 7 Boys team
Year 8 Girls team
Year 8 Boys team
Year 9 Girls team
Year 9 Boys team
Year 10&11 Girls team
Year 10&11 Boys team
Links to the images from the day will follow shortly.
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