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Athletics Report                29

Running for school and county

   Twenty Blackheath        In the senior girls (school       48th, Grace Scopes (Surrey)
   and Bromley young        years 12-13) Niamh Bridson        was 85th, Lily Tappenden
 athletes proudly put on    Hubbard (Kent) had another        (Kent) 89th and Alice
 their county vests (most   fantastic run, finishing with     Prentice (Kent) 93rd.
  for Kent but four for     a sprint, crossing the line in
Surrey) and competed in     second place. Sam Leighton        Jessica Keene lead the BB
 the South East Schools     (Kent) had a heavy fall on a      Kent inter girls (school years
   Inter County cross       muddy downhill stretch but        10-11) home in 5th, backed
country race at Reigate in  sprung up instinctively to        up by Yasmin Austridge
freezing, wet and muddy     carry on to finish in a very      in 8th, Genny Allen 23rd,
conditions. Six counties,   respectable 34th.                 Carlotta Weitzel 48th and
  Kent, Surrey, Sussex,                                       Amy Leach 52nd.
 Hampshire, Berkshire       In the senior boys Will
 and Essex each selected    Fuller (Kent) was back to         On November 8th at Knoll
 up to 20 athletes for all  his glorious best, seemingly      Park, Sevenoaks 14 of our
 three age groups, junior,  floating over the muddy           athletes were competing for
 inter and senior and so    terrain, finishing in a           their schools in the ESSA cup
 competition is of a high   tremendous silver medal           and some fantastic results
                            position. Richard Webb            were produced.
        standard.           (Kent) just back after injury
                            put in a gutsy performance        Junior girls 1st Sophie Hoare,
                            to finish 22nd and Thomas         4th Rosie Allan, 10th Imogen
                            Desborough (Kent) flew            Meers, 15th Hannah OFlynn,
                            round the final lap picking       and 16th Alice Prentice.
                            off athletes to pull himself
                            up to a great 32nd. The three     Junior boys 1st Rowan Fuss
                            Blackheath boys helped Kent       and 6th Joseph Georgiadis.
                            take the senior boys title.
                                                              Inter girls 6th Genny Allen.
                            The junior boys (school years
                            8-9) had six BBHAC boys           Inter boys 4th Henry Cowie,
                            running, three for Kent and       15th Michael Eagling, 16th
                            three for Surrey. Henry Cowie     Angus Harrington 24th
                            (Kent) was a fine 4th followed    Oscar Hussey 29th Coleman
                            by a great run from Angus         Corry and 32nd Robert Perry.
                            Harrington (Surrey) 17th.
                            Coleman Corry and Michael         Oxford was the venue for this
                            Eagling (Surrey) were 21st        winter’s South of England
                            and 23rd respectively. George     Inter County Cross Country
                            Pope (Kent) was 62nd and          Championships and BBHAC
                            Callum Myatt making his           had 17 young athletes and
                            Kent debut was 86th.              one senior lady running and
                                                              competing for Kent. The
                            In the junior girls’ race Emilie  weather was bright sunshine
                            Penlington (Kent) finished        but very cold, the ground was
                                                              icy and very hard but as the
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