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Abbey Hill star at special schools annual cross country.

28th April 2015

The Key Stage 3 girls team race was first and there were about 40 competitors. With the girls completing 1 lap it wasn’t till about 100 metres from the finish line that we saw them, from when they had set off around the course. Lydia Bentham who is only in Year 7 came in 1st place, Alicia Park, Year 9, came in 2nd place, Lynsey Hamilton, Year 9, came in 3rd place and Megan Kilkenny, Year 8, came in 4th place. This meant that the girls team scored a fantastic 10 points and were clear winners of the Key Stage 3 girls team race, a fantastic effort!

Next up was the Key Stage 3 boys team race and they had to complete a gruelling 2 laps of the course as well as competing against around 60 other boys. It was a fantastic effort from all the boys to finish in the top half, with Joe Thomas finishing in 6th place, Jake Midgley finishing in 11th, William Woods finishing 21st, Stuart Bowes finishing 27th and Daniel Davies finishing 31st. Again a superb effort considering the sweltering temperature on the day.

The final race of the day was the Key Stage 4 boys who also had to complete two laps of the course. Last year’s Key Stage 3 winner Luke Williams moved into the Key Stage 4 race but continued in great style by finishing 3rd and claiming the bronze medal. Lewis Keenan who is also in Year 10 finished in 7th place with Dan Gibson finishing in 12th. Ryan Blackburn and Jamie Hagan who stepped in on the morning to fill in for other students, finished 18th and 24th respectively and the team were very thankful for their efforts as they finished 2nd overall in the team race with 40 points. The behaviour of the students was excellent on a day where they had to wait quite a while for races and presentations to be completed.

Well done to all those who represented Abbey Hill School!

Adam Gascoigne

(Head of PE)

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