Lewes Old Grammar School runners put in top performances

Jameela Gordon-King, from Lewes (red top) in action at Birmingham. Pic credit: Steve Hardman
Jameela Gordon-King, from Lewes (red top) in action at Birmingham. Pic credit: Steve Hardman
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A Sussex school has returned from a national cross country championships delighted with the performance of its students against the best in the country.

The ISA finals were staged in Birmingham last week and Lewes Old Grammar School runners put in a tremendous effort to the delight of their teachers.

In the 2.5km rece, the independent school’s Maia Hardman finished in 21st place out of a field of 53 students. At 3.5km, Jameela Gordon-King came 25 our of 48students; while at 3.8km the High Street senior school had three finishes in the field of 58: Nathan Packham who came 45th, Matt Hollbrook in 24the and Harry Swindells who was placed tenth.

“Our students qualified for this event by beating the best of the county at a regional heat in Shoreham”, said PE teacher Hannah Thorpe.

“This is a brilliant result at a national competition and I am very proud of their achievement.”