Issued: October 11, 2016
PICTURES: Pictures of the Year 7 West Hatch High School cross-country runners can be viewed and downloaded HERE
Runners take part in West Essex & Harlow District Cross-Country competition
More than 40 pupils from Years 7-11 at West Hatch High School took part in the annual West Essex & Harlow District cross-Country Competition at Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow.
With more than ten schools each race featured more than 70 runners.
The course combined rugged terrain with undulating hills albeit in perfect autumn conditions.
Outstanding performances were recorded by Year 11 runner Rahul Parmer who placed an impressive ninth as he continues to grow into a fine distance runner.
In the junior event (Years 8-9), Olivia Roberts (Year 9) and Ryan Davis placed seventh and fifth respectively earning their places in the district squad.
Most notably it was the Year 7 girls who flew the flag for West Hatch winning the team event by an impressive 48 places.
Stand-out team performers were Eva Magill who was West Hatch's best placed finisher of the day in second place and Sienna Tippet (14th).
Girls' team managers Miss Hiscott and trainee teacher Miss Huggins said were delighted with the peformance which followed on from last week's National Girls Sport Week.
They highlighted the "grit, determination and overall talent" shown throughout the day.
Those who placed in the top ten of events will be put forward to make up the West Essex District Squad.