Tavistock’s Cross Country Champions

24 November 2022 |

The 10th of November saw 43 Students from all year groups represent Tavistock College at the Plymouth and West Devon schools Cross Country Championships. Facing some tough competition in some difficult weather conditions. Every student who ran, represented the college with pride, gave 100% and should be proud of their individual performances.

Of the 43 students who ran, 20 have qualified for the Devon County Championships in January. Podium finishes: Thomas Hennssey, 1st (Y7B), Elouise Patrick, 3rd (Y7G), Larmona Cox, 1st, Evie Palmer, 2nd (Junior Girls), Finn Baker, Y10, 2nd (Intermediate Boys), Lara Dix, 3rd (Intermediate Girls) and Hannah Walker, 3rd (Senior Girls).

Outstanding performances and special mentions: in cross country races year’s 8&9, 10&11 and 12&13 are paired together. Meaning, Fynn Baker, Larmona Cox, Lara Dix and Hannah Walker all finished on the podium racing in a field of runners where the majority were older than them. Ollie Houlburg, Y10, 4th (Intermediate Boys) hurriedly made his way from singing at the remembrance service with the school choir, to have an outstanding race and finish 4th in probably the toughest race of the afternoon – the intermediate boys race. Connor Duffin, Y9, who didn’t let being tripped ruin his race. Performance of the day came from Thomas Hennssey, Y7, who was involved in a sprint finish and came from behind to take a well deserved Gold. Lara Dix and Megan Griffiths, who after being involved in the first race of the afternoon cheered and supported every race. William Hurdwell, Y7, ran the majority of, and finished his race wearing one shoe, after losing the other in the mud. Finally, team Captain Fynn Baker, who set an excellent example to the Y7 runners, took their warm up and with the transition to secondary school competition.