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Pontifex Cross Country
Daviesites won the overall competition for the sixth year in a row! Congratulations to the team and individual winners:
Senior Boys: Daviesites and Alex O’Callaghan-Brown
Girls: Saunderites and Maisie Pennant
Inter Boys: Saunderites and Thomas Miller
Junior Boys: Verites and Caspar Beyer
In the National Schools’ Championships the foursome of Charlie Turner, Toby Ball, Demi Adeyinka and Ambrose Witherspoon gave excellent accounts of themselves, despite being two years young for the competition, and the U17 pair of Jamie Marmion and Fin McLellan came away with the scalps of two good Shrewsbury pairs; also involved over the season from the First Year Specialists (Year 12) have been Charlie Howard and Louis Thomson – all of which bodes very well for next year.
A real highlight has been the performance of our first boys’ pair, Hector Platt and Captain Robert Elston, who have enjoyed an unbeaten term in school fixtures (including wins against Highgate and Eton), and were also the best overall pair in the Vargas Salver. At the Nationals the pair won their group easily, and coasted past a reasonably strong Shrewsbury pair in the first knockout round, before finally meeting their match in an excellent Eton third pair.
In racquets, Adam Phillips and Freddie Foulston reached the last 16 of the Public Schools Championships with a fine win over Malvern and then an agonising 5 set defeat to Winchester, having saved 3 match points along the way.
In other sport, Charlie Howard came third overall in the Target Sprint Competition last weekend at Bisley.