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12:01 01 April 2012

Coopers under-13s celebrate Essex Cup success

Coopers under-13s celebrate Essex Cup success

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Athletes enjoy more success

Coopers Coborn pupils have been putting their best feet forward recently.

A nine-strong group represented Essex at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Bexhill, playing their part in a host of team successes.

Amy Baggs (18th), Jess Ward (41st) and Lois Wyatt were in the year 8 girls squad which won gold, while Jake Brocklebank (31st) and Liam Batty (42nd) helped the boys to silver.

Flynn Astbury (20th), Oliver Morter (56th) and Ted Buchanan (75th) helped the Year 7 boys to bronze, while Emily Marshall (14th) was in the girls squad which also won bronze.

Five pupils took part in the National Schools Biathlon finals at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Comprising of a 1,000m run and 100m swim, the times recorded after converted into points to determine placings.

Year 8 pupil Jonathon Cox set two personal bests on his way to a big increase in points, taking 17 seconds off his run to finish in three minutes and 33 seconds.

Cox, seeded 63rd, finished 36th overall, while Ben Davis improved his run by 25 seconds to clock 3:17 and was ranked 26th overall, after being seeded 53rd.

Jed Rimell improved on his seeding of 34th to finish 15th in the Year 11 event, while Nick Shade took 16 seconds off his best in the run, dipping under three minutes for the first time to clock 2:51 and finish 16th overall.

In the Year 12/13 event, Tom Skingsley finished 21st in his first final, having been seeded 39th.

Teacher Mark Duncan said: “The conditions were perfect for the run and all the students put so much effort in to improving their seeded positions. “It really shows as everyone improved by at least 15 places, some almost 30.

“The event involves schools from all over England, Wales and Scotland so the students should feel very proud of these GB rankings.”

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