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Girls' Cross-Country squad shines at Catteral Shield Championships

Girls' Cross-Country squad shines at Catteral Shield Championships

Girl power was in full swing as Preparatory School cross-country stars produced a fine effort at a prestigious national competition.

The Rydal Penrhos squad travelled to Giggleswick School to compete at the Catteral Shield Championships, which took place on Wednesday, January 16.

Each competitor took on the short but testing course with typical determination and commitment, which resulted in a series of high finishes from a Prep School perspective.

Year 5 pupil Lily Copeland added to her exceptional list of recent results by crossing the line in sixth position, with classmate Charlotte Payne close behind in ninth.

There was further cause for celebration in the form of Fflur Pierce, who produced a rousing effort to finish 20th, with Gracie Tavernor and Keira Luke also performing superbly to come in 42nd and 34th respectively.

These outstanding individual performances resulted in Rydal Penrhos finishing in third position out of 23, which represents a significant achievement for the female section of the squad.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, who led the team at the event, said: “This was a really impressive performance from the girls’ squad, who all applied themselves magnificently throughout.

“They tackled the course extremely well and can be enormously proud not only of their performances during this competition, but with their outstanding contribution throughout what has been a hugely successful season.”

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