Axe Valley College keep on running

PUBLISHED: 12:25 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:36 16 June 2010

Axe Valley Community College tasted success at East Devon Schools Cross Country Championships at Bicton.

Axe Valley Community College tasted success at East Devon Schools Cross Country Championships at Bicton.

The college sent both a girls' and boys' team to an event that we had experienced little success over the last five years, apart from some notable performances by individuals. All of those who represented the college on the day ran with focus and determination and were a credit to the college.

The girls produced a spirited display and will build on their experience for next year. As for the boys', Year 7 students Will Richards (3rd) closely followed by Ross Broom (4th) and Jacob Clode (13th) have all been selected for the area trials, which is a just reward for the training they and others in their team put in.

Encouraged by earlier efforts, in the Senior race Alex Hunt (3rd) Adam Kana'Ah (9th) and Jake Richards (16th) have gained automatic selection for the area trial with Tarn Whiten being named as a reserve.

To top the day off, all eight of the senior team runners finished in the top 30, a very impressive piece of teamwork.

The points total was the lowest and The Axe Valley Senior Team were crowned East Devon Schools Champions for the first time. A very proud captain Alex Hunt humbly received the shield. It not only made the students celebrate their achievement, but it also made all the staff at The Axe Valley CC immensely proud of the Senior Champions and everyone else who represented the college that day. They wish the area finalists good luck in December.


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