School Sport: Coopers have relay good time at Radley

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 February 2017

Coopers pupils in action at the Radley Relays in Oxford

Coopers pupils in action at the Radley Relays in Oxford


Upminster pupils impress at annual cross-country event

Pupils set off from the start line at the Radley Relays in Oxford Pupils set off from the start line at the Radley Relays in Oxford

Coopers Coborn pupils went into the half-term break on the back of a dominant display at the Radley Relays in Oxford.

The Upminster school sent 10 teams to the annual cross-country fixture and saw four of them come away with impressive wins against some exclusive company.

The under-15 boys’ A team of Ford, Jarvis, Naish and McGill claimed victory in 51 minutes 32 seconds ahead of Harrow and Eton, while Brown, Rand, Sewell and Ives led the girls to victory in 55.25.

The under-17 boys were also celebrating, after Jones, Atkins, Hill and Linen led them to victory in 47.18, while the under-19 girls’ team of Brown, Walker, Ellis and Mitchell completed the quartet with victory in 58.48.

Coopers pupils in action at the Radley Relays in Oxford Coopers pupils in action at the Radley Relays in Oxford

The under-15 boys’ B team of Clayton, Hick, Lay and Jones were third in 55.25, while the under-15 girls’ B team of Collier, Wright, Bradley and Poulson were third in their race in 64.23.

The under-17 girls were fourth, as Fursedonne, Davies, Atkins and Panchal came home in 66.25, while their male counterparts Hurley, McDaniel, Long and Woods were eighth in 56.48.

The under-15 boys’ C team of Houston, Jumbe, Titley and Bradley were eighth in 56.35, while the under-19s were 16th in 54.32, as Mileham, Linnen, Young and Morter combined.

Assistant headteacher Mark Duncan said: “The course was most definitely one of the coldest races we’ve ever competed in and possibly the muddiest with several shoes going missing en route!

“Great team spirit was shown throughout the race with everyone giving their all for Coopers and supporting each other across the year groups.

“There was excellent hospitality, as always, from Radley College and it was a great way to end this half term.

“We look forward to the South East event at Harrow after half term as well as the Teddies Relays at St Edward’s School, Oxford.”

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