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Stamford School U15s qualify for cross country nationals

Stamford School U15s cross country team have qualified for the English Schools Athletics Association (ESAA) County Cup National Finals after a strong team performance in the regional rounds.

The Stamford School U15 team came through the first round at Crowland in the East Midlands region coming 2nd and progressed to run against 13 other schools at Mount St Mary's College. On an undulating course, the team performed brilliantly achieving 3rd place and securing qualification for the National Finals at Woodbridge School. The team has been led superbly by Sam Hughes, who along with Tom Hattee, have finished in the top 7 in every race so far. The team competition, which comprises six runners, with the top four runners scoring have been superbly supported by James Rothwell, Oliver Macintosh, Elliot Dee and Sam Gordon-Kerr.

Stamford School Cross Country coach, James Mitchell, commented: “The finals will be a fantastic opportunity for the boys to test themselves against the best teams from across the country and I am sure they will do Stamford proud.”