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Results: 11th – 17th March 2024

English Schools’ Cross-Country Championships, Pontefract Racecourse, Yorkshire

Eight of Poole AC’s cross-country runners represented Dorset Schools on the sloping Pontefract Racecourse, one of the longest such circuits in Europe. Will Rabjohns followed up his seventh place in the Inter-Counties by matching that same position again. Charlie Collins (27th in the intermediate boys) and Erin Wells (39th in the senior girls) also led their respective Dorset squads home; with Polly Evans also achieving a top 100 finish.

Results (Dorset positions in brackets):

  • Senior Boys (6km): 7 (1) William Rabjohns 19.51, 234 (7) Henry Cornish 23.09 Team: 17 Dorset 760
  • Intermediate Boys (4.5km): 27 (1) Charlie Collins 15.59, 252 (5) Oliver Harrison 17.52 Team: 20 Dorset 822
  • Senior Girls (4.1km): 39 (1) Erin Wells 16.37, 200 (6) Lexie Brown 18:43 Team: 21 Dorset 841
  • Intermediate Girls (3.5km): 89 (2) Polly Evans 14:14 Team: 13 Dorset 570
  • Junior Girls (3.2km): 338 (7) Amelia Drew 15.01 Team: 33 Dorset 1,207

Podium 5km, Leicester

Melissa Courtney-Bryant finished fifth in what appears to have been an exclusive elite women’s race. She hadn’t raced the distance since 2017, so her time of 15:27 was a personal best by half a minute. In the men’s rankings, we had:
289 Fred Harris 15:56 and second claims:
126 Jaymee Domoney 14:50
329 Josh Smith 16:13

University of South Florida Invitational, Tampa, Florida

Ed Bird posted the fastest British under-20 1,500m of the year so far, recording a time of 3:45.89.

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