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Lexi qualifies for Inter-Counties Cross Country Competition

Year 8 student Lexi recently represented the District in the U15 County Cross Country Competition at West Glebe, in Corby.

Lexi qualified to represent the District after achieving second place at the U15 District Cross Country Championships at West Glebe Park earlier this year.

Despite a tough race at the County Championships, in which Lexi was up against over 100 other competitors, she managed to finish the race in 7th place. Placing in the top 14 means that she will now go through to the next round of the Anglian Trophy Inter-County Cross Country. This will take place on 2nd February in Northampton.

Lexi started running at primary school when she was spotted by a coach at Corby Athletics Club who asked her to join the team. She said: ‘I run because it is a hobby of mine and I really enjoy it. I’ve had a few injuries this year but I’m very pleased with my placing so far as I was up against older students in Year 9. I thought the course was good but there was lots of hills and the last one was quite tough. You have to just concentrate on your pace and get into the right head space. I am excited about the competition tomorrow and hope to place high enough to get through to the next stage of the competition. I spend most of my weekends competing and hope to represent the country at the Olympics one day.’

Head of PE Mr Daniel Rogers ‘It is such a fantastic achievement for Lexi to get to this level two years in a row. Lexi showed great resilience and dedication to compete as she was ill on the day of the county championships. It proves just how much it means to her. Lexi is a fantastic ambassador for the school and shows just what you can achieve if you are committed to something and work hard .’

We wish Lexi the very best of luck.