XC Success at Primary School Championships
The Somerset Cross Country Championships for Years 4, 5 and 6 took place at King’s College last weekend. The fine weather contributed to some good racing, with both the individual and team competitions seeing hotly contested events.
The girls and boys take part in the same year group events, with the leading girls pushing the boys very hard, none more so than King's Hall pupils Kendra Druce and Katie Rowe, and Kacey Collins (Wellsprings Primary) who finished fourth, sixth and tenth overall in the Year 6 race.
King's pupil Charlie Sidhu had to work hard to fend off Oscar Coleman and Thomas Webb (both Taunton Prep) when winning the Year 6 boys’ race, and was delighted to find that his school had also finished just ahead of Taunton Prep in the team event by one place. Queen’s College claimed third place just ahead of Minehead Middle School.
The tables were turned in the Year 4/5 event when Taunton Prep School came out on top ahead of us, Queen’s, Danesfield Middle, Wellesley Park and Holy Trinity Primary.
The leading girls in this age group were Emily Miller (Taunton Prep), Kimberley Davis (Wellesley Park) and Lily Blackwell (Taunton Prep), whilst the boys’ medalists were Theo Winsor (Taunton Prep), Nicolas Du Toit (King’s Hall) and Charlie Ladd (Cotford St Luke).
Commenting on the King's Hall success, Director of Sport, Ali Halls, said: "The pupils have been working so hard lately, from regular laps of the King's Loop to competing at various King's College events. These kinds of activities help them to prepare for races such as these and it no doubt has its benefits."
Published on: Wednesday, March 6, 2019