SMC Cross Country Champions

Posted on 14th Nov 2014 in Stewart's Melville College, Sport

On Saturday the 8th November, 8 boys travelled to Helix Park in Falkirk for the SSAA Secondary Schools Road Relay Championships.

Our First Year Boys team comprising Joe Ewing, Thomas Ross and Ian Hare finished their race in 5th, 8th and 11th respectively to pip Glasgow School of Sport to first place and become the Champions at this age level for the first time.

Our Under-16 team comprising Johnnie Jackson, Forbes Jackson, Sam Brown and Finlay Ross finished their race in 15th, 16th, 19th and 21st respectively. With the first 3 results counting towards the final team position and a large field of 67 runners, these strong performances were enough to place SMC in second place in the team event.

Captain Cameron Gilmour finished a highly creditable 5th in the Over-16 age group. With a highly competitive field of 31 runners, Cameron finished ahead of two members of the Scottish International Cross Country team and a mere 5 seconds off a bronze medal place.

It was a fantastic performance by the all the boys who were a credit to themselves and the school. Cross country continues to go from strength to strength and bodes well for the rest of this year and beyond. Well done boys!

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