Search

School Sport: Coopers enjoy good finish

15:00 13 March 2014

Coopers senior boys face the camera at Harrow School

Coopers senior boys face the camera at Harrow School

Archant

Pupils impress at final cross-country event

Coopers pupils took part in the Sportshall athletics at the Copper BoxCoopers pupils took part in the Sportshall athletics at the Copper Box

Coopers Coborn’s cross-country squads shone at their final event of the season at Harrow School.

The open girls squad finished sixth out of 20 teams in the South East Schools race and were led home by Rebecca Brown in 17th place, who ran the 2.25-mile course in 16mins 33secs.

The junior boys finished seventh ahead of the likes of Eton, Brighton College and Wellington, as Oliver Morter took 16th place in a time of 14.39.

And the intermediate boys battled to 12th place out of 23 teams over 3.6 miles, with key runners unavailable due to rugby commitments, as Ben Davis came home first in 54th in 24.51 despite almost losing a shoe in mud when running through farmland.

The senior boys tackled a 4.5-mile course and a superb display of teamwork saw them finish eighth, their best of the season.

Cheyenne Antoine-Chagar was first home in 26th place in 29.34, as Nick Shade, Andrew Holland and Ethan Pang made their final appearances for the school.

Assistant head Mark Duncan said: “The amount of commitment these boys have give to Coopers running over the past seven years has been unbelievable.

“They have competed in over 50 hard races for the school - including a National Final - and are role models and trail blazers for other younger students to follow.

“I would like to personally thank them for their incredible hard-work and enthusiasm to the sport.

“It’s the second year we have been invited to this extremely prestigious event and it was certainly a highlight to finish on.

“It involves the best public schools at cross country running in the South East of England and we managed to put out a competitive team despite the fact that our sides were weakened due to the fact six runners had been picked to run for Essex at the Inter-Counties event in Birmingham on the same day.”

*Coopers pupils shone at the East London Sportshall Athletics finals at the Copper Box.

The year eight girls came out on top in their section with 241 points, while the year sevens finished second with 207.

Both teams qualified for the London Youth Games finals at Crystal Palace on April 1 as a result, but the year seven boys just missed out after finishing third with 202 points.

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 19:29
Marshalls Park are into the Havering Cup final

Havering Cup: Marshalls Park 3 Emerson Park 3 (3-0 pens)

Yesterday, 18:00
London Raiders defenceman David Oliver with his shirt sponsors at the club's end of season awards night (pic: John Scott)

Defenceman David Oliver delighted for team-mates

Yesterday, 17:00
Frankie Raymond is keen to head up a win for Dagenham & Redbridge against Crawley Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder says Reds will be buoyed by Drummy’s appointment

Yesterday, 16:00
Upminster batting against Woodford Green (pic: Ken Mears).

New Upminster captain Alan Ison is targeting more cup success after kicking off the 2016 campaign with a comprehensive win on Saturday.

Yesterday, 15:00
Romford boss Paul Martin gestures on the touchline (pic; George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Boro boss happy to remain in charge as long as own ground looks likely

Yesterday, 13:00
George Purcell smashes home his penalty for Hornchurch against Thurrock in the Ryman North play-off semi-final (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Forward scored opener in win against Thurrock and praised performance of Junior Luke

Yesterday, 12:00
Mark Cousins believes Dagenham & Redbridge must show they stll have the hunger to win against Crawley Town on Saturday (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Keeper Mark Cousins says clash with Crawley means more to Daggers than Reds

Yesterday, 11:35
Anton and Rio Ferdinand faced each other during the 2006-07 season

Brothers to combine against Germany Legends at Boleyn Ground event

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe