Henry Beaufort runner places 5th in Hampshire
On Saturday 21st January, Year 9's Oli Morgan represented the Eastleigh and Winchester Cross Country team in the Hampshire Schools' Athletics Association Cross-Country Championships 2017 at Southampton Sports Centre.
The Eastleigh and Winchester team was decided in a previous cross country race between all the schools in the district. Katie Allen (Junior Girl) and Hannah Reed (Intermediate Girl) also made the team but were unable to compete on the day.
It is a team competition, as the top three runners from each district make up the team place. Other districts include New Forest, Basingstoke, Aldershot, Gosport & Fareham, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Southampton.
The Eastleigh and Winchester team were successful and placed:
· Senior Boys – 1st
· Senior Girls – 2nd
· Inter Boys – 2nd
· Inter Girls – 1st
· Junior Boys – 3rd
· Junior Girls – 2nd
It is also an individual race and the top 16 runners achieve a spot to represent Hampshire. Oli Morgan ran exceptionally well and out of a field of over 70 runners, Oli secured a fantastic 5th place. Oli went on to represent Hampshire in the Inter-Counties Competition on 4th February. In this race Oli finished 5th out of the Hampshire runners, and 31st out of a strong field of 100 runners!
Well done Oli. We wish you the very best and have our fingers crossed that you are selected for English Schools.