Success for Kings Students @ Mendip Cross Country

On Wednesday 10th January the Kings cross country team competed at the Mendip cross country championships at Millfield. Grace Ashurst was first to race in the junior girls, and produced an outstanding performance over 3.2KM, coming in 5th position. The juniors boys, Max Helps and Ben Conolly, were the next to run in the largest field of runners on the day. They competed over 3.8km and Max produced a great run coming in 7th and Ben fought hard in the mud for 18th place. The final 2 runners were Emily Murray and Ruth Day competing in the intermediate girls over 3.8km. This was a really competitive race and the first lap pace was very fast, both girls paced themselves well and were rewarded with Ruth finishing 2nd and Emily 4th. All 5 students performed outstandingly and their performances have enabled them to qualify for the Somerset Schools County Championship at Yeovil athletics track on Saturday 20th January. Good luck to all of them in the next round.

Match report by Carl Bennett

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