Following the North Yorkshire Schools Championships, and Northern Inter Counties Schools match, nine young athletes from Scarborough & District Schools have been selected to represent the county at the prestigious English Schools Championships at IIlton, Somerset on March 1.
In addition a further two have been named as reserves.
Scarborough Schools will be well represented in the Senior Girls championship, with four athletes selected for the team of eight.
As expected, Dani Braithwaite and Becky Mills, both of Whitby Community College, the first and second Scarborough District finishers respectively at the county match, will join Charlotte Edge, of Scarborough 6th Form, and Grace Rodgers, of Whitby Community College, who gained automatic selection at the North Yorkshire Schools Championships.
Will Spencer, of Malton School, gained county selection for the English Championships for the third time, after impressing the selectors at the Inter-County match when finishing as first county finisher in the Intermediate Boys race.
He will join Bobby Scarborough (Graham School), who gained automatic selection at the county championship.
In the corresponding Intermediate Girls division, Christiana Pain, of Malton School, was selected as a reserve when finishing first Scarborough runner at the Inter-County match. If she gets to compete, she will join Bronwen Owen, of Lady Lumley’s School, who gained automatic selection at Whitby, and is the reigning English Schools Junior Girls champion.
Leah Ogden, of Graham School, was selected as a reserve in the Junior Girls championships, after finishing first Scarborough runner at the county match, and if she is able to compete at the championships, she will join Emma Clapton, of Lady Lumley’s, who qualified at the County Championships.
Both will be making their debut at the English Schools Championships.
In both the Junior and Senior Boys Division, there were no additional selections made in respect of Scarborough athletes.
Tyler Hutchinson, of Ryedale School, will make a championship debut in Junior Boys, and Jack Robertson, of Scarborough 6th Form, will be competing in the Senior Boys Championship.