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School Sport: Top 10 spot for Bailey

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 January 2016

Marshalls Park pupil Kathryn Bailey is chasing glory on the mountains (pic courtesy of GB Ski Academy)

Marshalls Park pupil Kathryn Bailey is chasing glory on the mountains (pic courtesy of GB Ski Academy)

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Marshalls Park pupil hits the slopes

Marshalls Park pupil Kathryn Bailey secured a top 10 finish in the giant slalom at the Anglo-Scottish Cup in France this week.

Competitors had to navigate their way through 33 different gates on their way down the mountain at Les Houches and year 10 student Bailey recorded a time of one minute 02.22secs in her first run, then followed it up with a time of 1.03.67 to finish 10th overall.

Bailey had finished 14th in the slalom event on Monday, completing a course of 45 gates in 1.45.08.

PE teacher Paul Aylett said: “Lots of students are asking how Kathryn is doing and we’ve shared the results link on our PE Twitter page so they can follow her over the up and coming months. What an experience to be competing with some of the best in the country.”

Bailey played down her efforts, saying: “Unfortunately due to bad weather, the results were not what I expected.

“In the Anglo-Scottish GS race I lost a ski and ended with a DNF. Although after a rerun because of another fallen racer I achieved 14th in the Anglo-Scottish cup slalom race.

“In the British Ski Academy races I achieved 10th place in the GS and unfortunately another DNF in the slalom. Despite the weather I tried my best and am happy with the results.”

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