Medals As Moseley Park Hosts City Cross Country Championships

Young athletes proved they have what it takes to compete with the best in Wolverhampton and beyond as they took part in a city-wide cross country event.

Moseley Park played host to 15 schools for the City Cross Country Championship earlier this month – and our students did not disappoint taking home medals as individuals and teams.

In the Year 7 boys’ race, Kobe Bilinka started strongly and slowly picked off the field to finish in a fantastic second place overall. George Hill and Vashon St Rose finished in a credible 12th and 14th. Ben Russon  was 26th, Alex Parker 30th, Harvey Jones 40th and Ryan 48th. The team also secured a brilliant third place in the team results.

In the Year 7 girls’ results, Demi Blewitt ran a secure race finishing 13th, Ruby Hill 40th,  Millie Jordan 41st , Bryany Hill 51st, Amy Wisten 53rd and Sadie Stokes 62nd.

Moving on to the Year 8 and 9 girls’ race, it was always going to be a tough for Scarlat George in Year 8 to compete against girls in the year above. Scarlat did not let this affect her, started strongly and hung on with grit and determination to secure third place. Alisha Hubble supported Scarlat and finished in 16th with Sophie Lacy finishing in 26th place to completed the team to a top-5 finish overall.

The Year 8 and 9 boys’ competition was extremely tough, but Year 9 endurance machines Sam Norman and Cameron Rehman wore the Moseley shirt with pride and finished in an unbelievable first and second. The boys worked together and left the remaining field behind them – the other schools just could not compete. Sean Smith was 17th, David Tedor 18th, Cameron Perry 19th, Jadon St Rose 34th and Ashley 35th. They all contributed to the overall team results and manage to secure the overall winning spot.

Mrs Britton, who is Head of PE, said: “It was brilliant to welcome so many schools to Moseley Park and really fantastic to see our students do so well. I’m so proud of them all, from the Year 7 students representing Moseley Park in their first year at secondary school, to the older students who showed true grit and determination to do so well. I would like to wish Kobe, Scarlat, Sam and Cameron the very best of luck as they represent Wolverhampton at the West Midlands Championships on Saturday, October 20.”