Seven Royal Sutton athletes qualified for the National English Schools’ Cross-Country Championships when they finished in the top 6 in their respective age groups at the West Midlands Schools’ Championships, held at Warley Woods Saturday 19th January. Royal Sutton won individual medals in all three of the girl’s races with Martha Wood winning the junior girls race, Lucy Carey coming second in the Inter girl’s race and Ellen Humpherston taking gold in the Seniors.
The other qualifiers for English Schools’ in the Junior race were Charlotte Prince (4th), Zara Buchanan (5th) and Mante Nausedaite (6th). In the Inter girl’s race, Charlotte Hey finished 5th, and in the Junior boys, Jack Wakefield was 4th.
The National English Schools’ Cross-Country Championships will be run in Leeds on Saturday 16th March.
Three of our Year 7 athletes also finished in the top 6 in the Minor girl’s race, namely Evie Sandland, Francesca Allen and Olivia Allen with Sammie Wakefield finishing 11th. These young girls also qualify for a similar National Schools’ event on the 23rd March.