In the Midlands and Northern Independent Schools Cross Country at Oundle school in the Colts race (third - fifth form boys) one of our boys ran really well against older boys and was 16th out of 51.
The Girls' team also performed very well against some serious opposition, to be fifth team out of 15 against large schools like Sedbergh, Uppingham, Oundle and Bromsgrove was excellent. Best performances were Sophia Malpass 14th, Mackenzie Penn 17th, Lizzie Benbow 23rd and Gina Rowlinson 27th.
In addition to this on 4th March at Worksop School, the runners did really well - again against large schools on a lovely sunny afternoon. Whilst in the Open Girls', Tess Sanders was a strong tenth, Lizzie Benbow 11th, Georgie Benbow 15th, and Sophia Malpass 18th in a field of over 50.
All the runners did well and deserve to be congratulated. Photographs below.
The Wrekin College team lost out to Shrewsbury School. Nathaniel Chan won his singles match.
Senior Options Football
Two mixed firsts/seconds teams were in action last week. Despite a below-par performance Wrekin College managed a creditable 2-2 draw with Tettenhall College, whilst the other team emerged victorious in a three-way tournament at Lucton School.
The first team had a good game against a West Midlands squad. Although they lost-out overall, there were some good passages of play and we now step up our physical challenges in preparation for the Nationals in two weeks time! The Under 13s beat Shrewsbury High School convincingly, but the Under 12s lost out. On Wednesday, our second team faced Hereford Cathedral School's firsts losing 31-13 but did well throughout the court. The Under 16s had a good 18-14 win over Hereford's thirds. On Saturday, the junior teams travelled to Hereford. Weather prevented them from playing on the courts, so a number of quick matches followed indoors with close results at all age groups. The highlight of the week was the first team victory, 30-17, over a strong Bromsgrove School team on Friday afternoon.
Over the two weekends of the half term holiday Wrekin College swimmers where in action at the Shropshire County Championships. Harry sanders came third in the 400IM. Ella and Holly Townson and Tess Sanders swam well and qualified in several events for the West Midland Championships.
A fantastic week for the Lancasters with two wins against Ludlow School on Wednesday following up their efforts on Tuesday in the County Cup where by finishing Second in their pool, beating three physical teams could lead to a county Semi final tie, a tremendous effort in some terribly wet and cold conditions.
The under 15s also beat Ludlow, 36-7 in their county cup, a fine warm up to their 7s tournament on Thursday, beating Adams Grammar School, Bishop Vesey's Grammar School and Cheadle Hulme School before losing in the final to Old Swinford Hospital School.
The Under 13s Girls’ cricket indoor season began on Friday at Telford College of Arts and Technology in the County Chance to Shine regional round. All girls competed brilliantly, but a special mention goes to Annie Grimsdale for her efforts with the bat, having to retire in all three games, remaining not out for the competition.
The Under 13s took part in the county championships at Thomas Telford School. They were worthy winners and now go forward to represent Shropshire in the regional round.
At the weekend Tom Holbrook competed in the West Midlands fencing championships in Redditch. Having qualified for the quarter finals where the competitors where reduced from 12 to 8, Tom beat the favourite in the final, 15-10, crowning him as champion in the Senior Boys’ foil.