CROSS COUNTRY: Princethorpe College

Hollie Moore and Ella Bromley
Hollie Moore and Ella Bromley

Superb win for Moore

Princethorpe College Year 9 athlete Hollie Moore dominated the Junior Girls’ Warwickshire Cross Country Championships held at Hatton Country world on Saturday January 31st.Leading from the front Moore attacked the twisting route that had been shortened, due to adverse conditions, to a testing 3000 metres. Her victory follows on from her superb win at the Inter Area Championships back in October.

Princethorpe Head of Girls’ PE Debs Brookes was once again delighted by the 14-year-old’s sparkling form.

“Hollie came 19th in the same race last year so we can see the impact her training has had to be in such form.”

Year 11’s Ella Bromley came 2nd in the Intermediate Girls’ 4000 metre race. Hockey expert Bromley has put athletics on the back seat for the season whilst she dreams of England Hockey selection. Her fitness and race experience, however, paid off with a satisfying Warwickshire silver.

Princethorpe went on to have further success in the Minor Boys’ Race where they emphatically won the Team Trophy. Vianney DuBois came 2nd, twins Tom and Will Crowfoot took 3rd and 4th respectively and Charlie Gordon came 5th.

In the Minor Girls’ race Grace McGrory came 6th and Keeley Jarrett was 11th. Eugenia Bessey was 12th in the Junior Girls.

“The weather was cold and conditions difficult,” added Mrs Brookes. “But that’s what we’ve come to expect of cross country. Our runners have been training hard at morning and lunch time clubs and as a result we have had some of the best results ever in the College’s history.”

PICTURED: Warwickshire County Champion Hollie Moore (left) and Ella Bromley, both members of Rugby & Northampton AC