Trafford Schools XC Championships
The English Schools Cup Champions Loreto Grammar were again the dominant force in the girl's event. In the event held at Crossford Bridge, they had Beth Barlow and Claudia Cowan in first two places in the year 7 race and won the team race from Altrincham Grammar who had Francesca Brint in 3rd place.
Altrincham narrowly beat Loreto in the year 8-9 race with Ashton-On-Mersey 3rd. Northern champion Harriet Knowles-Jones (Loreto) won the race from team mate Ciara Lydon with Altrincham Grammar girls Catherine Podmore and Hannah Simeen in the next two places.
Rachael Hibbert (Ashton-on-Mersey) won the year 10-11 team event from Loreto girls Alysia Goddard and Caithlin Thomas. Loreto won the team race with Ashton 2nd and Sale Grammar 3rd.
In the boy's events, honours were more evenly spread. Colin Daly (Wellacre) won the year 7 event from Harry Brown (Sale Grammar) and Luke Mc Kendry (Wellington) with Urmston Grammar winning the team event from Wellacre and Ashton-on-Mersey.
In the year 8-9 event Euan Gilchrist won and led Altrincham Grammar to team victory. Daniel Brint (Sale Grammar) was 2nd with Jade Spilsbury (St. Ambrose 3rd).
Wellacre had another individual victory Jack Boland won the year 10 - 11 race from the Ashton-on-Mersey duo of James Ready and Sam Mayon. Ashton won the team race with Stretford Grammar 2nd and Warrington 3rd
Alex Burchill (Altrincham Grammar) was a clear winner in the sixth form race with David Rich (St.Ambrose ) 2nd and Josh Smith (Wellington) 3rd. St. Ambrose won the team race from Wellington.
Congratulations to over fifty Sale Harriers performances merited selection to represent Trafford schools in the Gtr. Manchester Championships and particularly to Alex Jack, Euan and Rachel on becoming Trafford championships. (Peter Shaw)
Posted 15/01/2012 20:01