Four King James´s students, Laura Jeal (Year 9), Olivia Haveron (Year 9), Jack Brennan (Year 10) and Millie Howard (Year 12) represented North Yorkshire in an inter-counties cross country competition on Saturday 7th February. The event took place in South Shields and North Yorkshire competed against four other counties: Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham and Cleveland. The students had qualified for the event through the North Yorkshire Schools Championships.
The standard of the races was extremely high and proved a tough test. Jack Brennan and Laura Jeal ran well and finished mid-field, while Olivia Haveron finished in 13th place in the junior girls´ race. The day was capped off by Millie Howard winning the senior girls´ race, beating 50 runners in the process. It was great to see all four KJS students running in their North Yorkshire vests.
Millie Howard and Olivia Haveron have now been selected to represent North Yorkshire in the English Schools National Cross Country Championships, which will take place in Blackburn in March.