District Cross-Country and Athletics News
Over the last two weeks RGS has competed in the boys’ and girls’ District Cross Country events at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. Fourteen schools took part with up to eighty competitors in each race. RGS fielded athletes in all age groups; finishing well would mean qualifying for the county event at Reigate Priory on 19 January.
In the girls’ team event, the First Form won overall with Gabi H finishing 1st, Emily W 16th and Tilly PD 22nd. In the Second Form, Lucy D medalled in 3rd with Ellie H and Devon M coming 7th and 8th respectively. Eva M medalled in 3rd in the Third Form race with Sara M in 10th.
In the intermediate girls’ race, Issy H won silver whilst Lucy B took the bronze. Mia J came in 9th and Machayla D in 10th.
RGS had one competitor in the senior girls’ race, Emelye KB, who came home in 1st position to take the gold.
The intermediate boys’ team won their event with Patrick B finishing 2nd and taking silver, Tomos K 13th, James McD 12th, Theo L 6th and Xander L 9th . The First Form boys came 2nd overall with Sammy T being RGS’s top finisher in 8th position. The Second Form also finished 2nd overall with Gusie L and Henry R finishing in 8th and 10th respectively.
RGS fielded 2 runners in the Third Form race, Robbie H who finished 5th and Morgan C who finished 15th.
We now wait to see who will qualify for the next round – the county competition in January.
County Cross-Country Honours
Following their superb performance in the District event, four RGS girls, Gabi H, Eva M, Lucy D and Issy H and three RGS boys, Gus L, Patrick B, Theo L and Sammy T have been selected to represent Surrey in an inter-counties match on 8 December. This is a separate county event that is not related to the county Final event in January.
Fifth Former Katie M has been selected to join an elite group of javelin throwers following her amazing performance last Summer. England Athletics is supporting a project to help develop a select group of young female athletes over a two year period and Katie will be a member of this group. Katie is currently ranked 14th in the UK with a throw of 41.41 and she has another summer in the same age group. Brilliant Katie, well done!