Copley tops for cross country

The under 9's girls cross country race. L-R are Emily Noble, eight, of Copley Junior School (1st), Hannah Styring, nine, of Kirk Sandall Junior School (2nd), and Lauren Beardshaw, eight, of Saltersgate junior School (3rd). Picture: Liz Mockler D8645LM
The under 9's girls cross country race. L-R are Emily Noble, eight, of Copley Junior School (1st), Hannah Styring, nine, of Kirk Sandall Junior School (2nd), and Lauren Beardshaw, eight, of Saltersgate junior School (3rd). Picture: Liz Mockler D8645LM

COPLEY School emerged triumphant as the overall winners of the Doncaster and District Primary Schools Cross Country championships in which more than 250 pupils took part.

The competition, organised by Hill House School, was held on a woodland circuit at Auckley and Copley snatched first place in both the girls’ Under 9s and Under 11s events through Emily Noble and Summer Ward.

The Sprotbrough junior school also took second and third places in the Under 11s boys race.

Sam Randle-Bissell, from Hatchell Wood, won the Under 9s boys race with Willow’s Emil Abiad victorious in the Under 11s boys contest.

* Results and pictures in this week’s Free Press.