TEL athletes deliver at the East Lothian Secondary Schools XC Championship

Dunbar Grammar once again stormed to victory as the cross-country kings at the East Lothian Secondary Schools Cross-Country Championship.

On what was a dry, sunny but cold day at Foxlake Adventures, 184 pupils, many of themTeam East Lothian athletes, from six East Lothian secondary schools competed in the team events, with the top four runners from each school gaining points, and penalty points given for an incomplete team.

Dunbar Grammar School was the overall winner for the fourth year in a row, with second place going to Preston Lodge High School and third to Ross High School followed by Musselburgh Grammar, Knox Academy and North Berwick High School.

In the S1 Girls’ race, Rachael Stevens (NBHS) took the win with almost one minute ahead of second place Lana Mulroy (DGS) and third was Niamh Taylor (DGS).

In the S1 Boys’ race, Innes Wright (NBHS) secured first place, again with a one-minute lead over second place Finlay Milne (DGS) and Ryan Pirie (KA) third.

The S2 Girls’ race saw Olivia Robbins (DG) cross the line first with Grace Harley (NBHS) second and Libby Duke (RH) third.

For the boys’ race, Aidan Page (DG) was first with Logan Jenson (RH) second and Jack Renton (RH) third.

The S3 Girls’ race was won by Maja Thomson (NBHS), second went to Anna Dorrian (DG) and third Isla Falconer (DG).

For the boys’ race, Oliver Stevens (NBHS) took first place with Morgan Liard (DG) second and Gregor Goldie (DG) third.

Winning the Senior Girls’ race was Bridget Harley (NBHS) with a comfortable two minute lead over Niamh (RH) in second and Sadie Croasdale (MG) in third.

The Senior Boys’ race was a one, two, three from Dunbar Grammar with Cameron Bullen taking the win, Alex Gibb second and Daniel Collin third.

Although North Berwick High School secured five first places to Dunbar Grammar’s three, it was Dunbar Grammar who deservedly stormed to overall victory with consistently high placed positions through all the races and importantly, a full complement of runners for each race.

Lynda Gilroy, East Lothian athletics development officer, said, “The turnout and enthusiasm from the schools was fantastic and is a testament to know how popular and well supported athletics is in East Lothian”.