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Wednesday 27th March 2019

Four pupils represented South Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Leeds last weekend.

Held at Temple Newsam the athletes braved the rain and the wind to run in very muddy conditions after qualifying through the Rotherham Schools and then the South Yorkshire School Championships, which have taken place over the last six months. Each county selected a team of eight athletes.

Awards were made for the top three individual and team placings (top six athletes scoring) and an award in each category was given to the first team with all 8 athletes home.

Year 13 pupil Cyane Robinson was the highest placed South Yorkshire athlete taking 10th place out of 315 runners in the Senior Girls (Y12/13). The South Yorkshire team were the second overall team (out of 38 full teams).

Amelia Topliss (Y8) was part of the Junior Girls (Y8/9) team. The team were 8th overall (first 6 athletes scoring) out of 45 teams and scooped the Stedman Trophy for the first team with all eight athletes home with all 8 athletes finishing in the top half of the 354 strong field.

Josh Gilbert (Y9) and Luke Parker (Y8) represented the team in the Junior Boys event. The team finished 35th overall out of the 45 teams.

Luke Parker
Josh Gilbert
Cyane Robinson
Amelia Topliss
Amelia with Trophy

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