A girls’ school has won the Sunderland Schools Annual Cross-Country Competition after scooping the top prize in all three age groups.

St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, had 23 students compete in the cross-country competition, which included races for Y7, Junior (Y8 and Y9) and Intermediate (Y10 and Y11).

The race is the first of a national competition leading to the English Schools’ Cross-Country next spring.

Some students were competing for the first time and all students were amazing, especially in the adverse weather conditions,” said Amy Roddam, PE and sport subject leader at the Thornhill Terrace school.

They showed grit and determination in difficult circumstances to perform as part of the team and we are so proud of them all.

Students who finished in the top 12 of their race, have been selected by the county team managers to represent Sunderland Schools at the Durham County Schools’ Cross-Country at Farringdon on Saturday 14 January.

Special congratulations go to:

Y7: Kaitlyn 3rd, Adlina 7th and London 9th
Y8 & 9: Sophie 1st, Isabel 2nd, Elizabeth 3rd, Emily 4th, Sophie 5th, Florence 10th and Polly 12th.
Y10 & 11: Freya 1st, Izzy 2nd and Hannah 3rd.