Small claims Kent crown by a whisker

ST AU­GUS­TINE’S RUN­NER PIPS NEAR­EST RI­VAL BY JUST ONE SEC­OND

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Sport Starts Here -

Louis Small was the high­est fin­ish­ing Can­ter­bury and St Au­gus­tine’s dis­trict pupil when he won the ju­nior boys’ cat­e­gory of the Kent Schools’ Cross-coun­try Cham­pi­onships by the nar­row­est of mar­gins.

Small com­pleted the course around Duke of York’s School in Dover in 14 min­utes 17 sec­onds on Satur­day, which was just one sec­ond ahead of the run­ner-up.

Jamie Keir fin­ished ninth in a time of 14.57 while Jack Small was 23rd in 15.33.

Jen­nifer Swan­dale came sec­ond in the ju­nior girls’ cat­e­gory after post­ing a time of 12.16. She was 15 sec­onds be­hind the race win­ner.

There was a 13th-place finish for Darcey Hobbs who fin­ished in 13.3 while Abi­gail Hope was 18th after com­plet­ing the race in 13.11.

In the intermediate girls’ cat­e­gory, Alexan­dra Mil­lard was fourth after post­ing Run­ners, in­clud­ing St Au­gus­tine’s trio Isaac Wa­ters (No.52), Kado Bate­man (No.39) Tom Emery (No.42) get un­der way in the Year 7 boys’ race a time of 15.26. Matthew cat­e­gory, El­iza Mills (10.53) Stonier achieved fifth place and Beatrix Bi­agini (10.55) in the intermediate boys’ fin­ished the race 10th and sec­tion after he com­pleted 11th re­spec­tively. the race in 20.32. Sam Reef Page was nar­rowly New­son was 15th after beaten to the year 7 boys’ post­ing a time of 21.43. ti­tle after cross­ing the

In the year 7 fnish line in 10.57. He girls’ fin­ished sec­ond and was only six sec­onds off the win­ner.

There was a sev­enth place finish for Isaac Wa­ters who came home in 11.38.

Can­ter­bury 10 road race report, pages 42-43.

Pic­ture: Tony Flash­man FM5054238

Reef Page, No.48, took sec­ond place for Can­ter­bury & St Au­gus­tine’s in the Year 7 boys’ race

Pic­ture: Tony Flash­man FM5054233

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