Cross Country – Exceptional Performances
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Having convincingly won the first round of the EnglishSchools Cross Country Cup in October, the Inter Girls Cross Country team took
to a heavy, water-logged course at Woollams Playing Fields in St Albans for the
All girls performed
brilliantly amongst a field of exceptionally strong runners to take the fourth
team position out of 15 competing schools – a truly outstanding performance
that saw them just missing out on going through to the National Finals by nine places.
The girls ran out of their socks – quite literally, in the case of Chloe Munro, who had to
push hard through the last 800m of the race wearing just one spike and one sock,
having lost her footwear to the clawing mud! Very
well done to the whole team – Jess Hurley, Sara Jacob, Chloe Munro, Ellie
Hancock, Lara Sikka and Catryn Langley – for achieving Queenswood’s best
performance to date in this competition.
Special congratulations go to Jess and Sara who came 14th and
16th respectively out of a field of 90 runners.
Well done girls – a fantastic
performance! We are proud of you all.
Mid Herts District Cross Country Championships
Mid Herts District Cross Country Championships was once again held at
Queenswood in November. With the course
looking fantastic in the late autumn sunshine, we are delighted to report on
the continued success of the Queenswood Cross Country teams.
The Year 7 team led the way with a convincing
team win to take the title of District Champions with a team total of 18 points. Special congratulations to Holly Hodgskinson
and Ellie Gilmore who took 1st and 2nd places
The Year 8 team came 7th
out of the 11 competing schools with Isabelle Alden coming home first for
Queenswood and Laurel Lancaster and Olivia Pickard hot on her heels.
The Year 9 team was victorious for the second
year running, retaining their status of District Champions. There were outstanding
performances from Chloe Munro, Lara Sikka, Ellie Hancock and Annabel Richardson,
who took 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th
positions in a very strong field of runners. Determined runs from Megan
Patterson, Aoife Diamond and Lucy Kelly enabled the team to deservedly take the
The final race of
the day was the Senior Girls Competition which saw a truly inspirational run
from the Hurley sisters, Jessica and Rebecca, who took 3rd and 5th
position respectively. Sara Jacob, Bethan Langley, Catryn Langley and Catriona
Wingfield put in gritty performances to ensure that Queenswood took second
was a fabulous afternoon of Cross Country weather matched by the brilliant running
from all Queenswood competitors. Very
well done to you all – you will be a tough act to follow!