Updated: Oct 13, 2019
Plenty of action over the past two days as the new season of Harrier races get underway. At Wing, the County Round of the English Schools Cup produced some impressive team results while Horspath Road was the venue for the first of the five race Chiltern League series.
Ffion Harmon was the most impressive of the squad in action at the Cottesloe School on Friday (October 11th).
Making her debut in the Wycombe High School colours and still only a Year 7 in the combined Year 7 and 8 age group, Ffion was always to the fore in a quality race. She ran strongly throughout to finish in a very impressive tenth place to lead her school team home. Just two places further back was Jo Snelling while the scoring was completed by Aashni Manek (21) and Ruby Dale (25).
This ensured that WHS qualified for the Regional Round in third place in the match. Completing the WHS team were Sofia Lomas and Francsca Lee Rubis with Kirsty deGroot guesting.
The team event was as expected dominated by Dr Challoners High with Frankie Baxter and Lesedi Nkon in
Lizzie Tucker played her part in helping the Misborne team through to the next round by placing a very strong 20th. Wycombe Abbey also made the cut for the next round in Banbury on November 9th with Jasmine Egoh ( 6th ) and Annabelle Compton (8th ) leading home the team.
Maddi Rae was also in flying early season form in the Inter (Schools Years 9 and 10) race. he finished a very good seventh in her event to help the team to second and a Regional qualifier.
Leading the Wycombe High team was Tia Lomas who charged home in ninth closely followed by Keshni Maek in 11th.
Arolope Benson led home the Wycombe Abbey team in a very impressive while Celeste Baroudel was behind her in ..
For the Boys, Jamie Shepherd finished 20th in the colours of Sir William Borlase in the Inter Boys event while Chita Fundira was 38th for Misborne in the same race.
In the Junior Boys two of athletes crossed the line in identical times with Baxter Wharton (JHGS) just getting the edge over Max Roughton (RGS) for 24th place. Both schools qualified for the next round in third and fourth places.
RESULTS (on the English Schools website www.esaa.net )