Cross country success for Max
Last updated at 12:55, Thursday, 21 February 2013
HEXHAM Middle School pupil Max Pearson demonstrated his potential by finishing fourth in this weekend’s Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.
Despite being a year younger than the rest of the field, the talented Tynedale Harrier starred in the Cleveland event as the fastest finisher from Northumberland. His place in the English Schools Athletics Association Cross Country final in Derbyshire on March 16 is all but guaranteed, the final teams not to be confirmed until next week.
While beating Max to top place in the previous week’s Northumberland heat, Prudhoe High’s Callum Outterside had to settle for third fastest from the county, and seventh overall, in the junior boys’ heat.
Also representing Northumberland in the category from Tynedale was Jonny Anderson (16th), Christopher Jackson (18th), Ewan Cassidy (20th), Matthew Jackson (38th), Jed Russell (39th) and Alex Roney (47th).
Tynedale Harrier Jonathan Currie looks set to make the Derby final too, the Wylam resident finishing sixth overall and second fastest from Northumberland in senior boys.
Queen Elizabeth High’s James Stewart finished in 26th place, with the Haydon Bridge High duo of Mark Todhunter and Matthew Armstrong 36th and 38th respectively.
Fergus Robinson was third finisher from the county in the intermediate boys, coming in as 12th overall.
Toby Routledge (29th), Ciaran Adamson (31st), Bradley Lowes (38th) and Alistair Maxwell-Gray (41st), all of QEHS, completed the Tynedale contingent.
First published at 07:44, Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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