Cross Country Champions at Sherborne Girls
The end of the Lent term saw the Sherborne Girls Castle Challenge take place at Sherborne Castle.
The cross-country event marks the end of a very successful season for Sherborne Girls. Runners from the school won the Intermediate and Senior categories at the Dorset Independent School Cross Country event this year, four girls were then selected for country representation, and Year 9 student Anna Perkins went on to become South West regional champion in her age group and was placed a highly respectable 25th place (out of 345 runners) at the nationals.
All students at school participated in the Castle Challenge, over the main distance event of 4km or a shorter 2km event for the younger girls. Among the Junior runners (Years 7 and 8), Greta Dare was placed in first place, Sophia Orr in second place and Alice Pope in third place.
In the Intermediate class, Romilly Carrick was placed in first place, Araminta Stubbs in second and Charlie Radford in third.
Among the Seniors, TC Mackean took first place for a second year running, followed by Lexie Humprhey in second place and Phoebe Parker in third place.
Romilly also went on to win the overall cross-country champion position - with all three intermediate girls being faster than the senior girls.
The Interhouse Trophy - the Hounslow Cup - was awarded to the fastest house in the 4km race - Dun Holme. Best House Participation was Kenelm.
Sherborne Girls would like to thank the Wingfield Digby family for the use of Sherborne Castle, to sponsors Hounslow Travel and Castle Guardians, and to prize presenters Pete Hounslow and Jo Lane.Published: March 31 2015