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06 | GIRLS IN SPORT | SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT


A RUNAWAY SUCCESS


✥ Sabrina Sinha in Year 10 at Bromley High School picked up a silver medal at the recent English Schools Cross Country Championships held in Castle Donington.


Around 336 elite athletes completed the 3.5km race in very tough terrain. Louise Simpson, Head at Bromley High School said: “Sabrina is a star! We are delighted that she did so well in her last national competition and that she has been selected for the England team at the next Junior Home Countries competition. She is an inspiration for us all and we wish her every success.”


KINGSLEY’S ‘WONDER WOMAN’


✥ The Kingsley School in Royal Leamington Spa has its very own wonder woman after a Year 11 student swam, cycled and ran her way into this year’s European Triathlon Championships.


Caroline Furey qualifi ed to represent Great Britain in Austria in June after coming third in the female under 20s category of the Newbiggin Sprint Triathlon in Northumberland in 2013. In this gruelling event, Caroline completed


her fi rst-ever sea swim of 750m in the wind and waves. She then had to cycle 22km and run 5.2km along the seafront.


ENGLISH LACROSSE LADIES


✥ Four members of the Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) senior lacrosse squad have been selected to play for England in the U18 Home Internationals at the end of March. Sisters Amelia and Josephine Ruiz will play for the ‘A’ team while Amelia Miller and Taya Jackson will represent the ‘B’ team. The LEH Senior Lacrosse team has enjoyed a successful season and recently participated in the fi nals of the National Schools’ Lacrosse Tournament where they fi nished runners up to St Catherine’s School on a ‘golden goal’ fi nish.


GYMTASTIC IN DERBY


✥ A Derby High School pupil has secured a place in a World Championship gymnastics competition in the USA this summer. Maisy Blewitt will fl y out to Florida in June to compete at the


USA IGC World Championships. The 13-year-old was selected after winning gold in her category and gold overall at the UK Gymnastics National Championships in Milton Keynes last October.


She is currently training for 16 hours a week with her club, Mickleover Gymnastics, and in Florida will be competing in beam, vault and fl oor sections and is also hoping to take part in the bar competition.


HANNAH JUMPS TO SUCCESS


✥ Hannah Tapley, a Year 10 pupil at Malvern St James Girls’ School, has been taking high jump by storm, notching up some impressive successes since the beginning of the year. In January she jumped up the English Schools’ Athletics Championships leader-board, to take No. 2 ranking in the UK for the U17 high jump.


She also set a new record for Worcester and achieved a personal best, by jumping 1.65m in February. Headmistress Patricia Woodhouse said: “Hannah is an outstanding sportswoman and her latest successes demonstrate her ability and ambition, as well as just reward for the effort and determination she has put into training.”


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