Louth pupils land East Midlands title

Athletic Louth secondary school pupils will represent the East Midlands on the national stage after they were crowned district champions last week.

King Edward VI Grammar School’s junior boys team won the East Midlands title courtesy of a convincing team performance in the district rounds of the English Schools Cross Country Cup.

The boys dominated their age group, filling three of the top four places, with the first four runners home to count towards the team score.

Jayden Daniels crossed the line in second and was followed home by team-mates Caleb Stephenson (third), and Kieron Byrne (fourth).

Final team counter Lloyd Buck also finished in the top 10 in ninth spot, while Andrew Morgan (20th) and Freddie Taylor (35th) completed the King Edward VI squad.

The Louth school’s intermediate boys team also qualified after finishing the event in third.

There were more excellent performances with a team comprising of all Year 9 pupils in a Year 10 event.

Jevon George Jones was the clear race winner and was backed up by Joe Vickers, Jake Goddard, Bradley Pinder, Bailey Wright and Ben Browne.

Both teams go forward to the regional finals which take place in Chesterfield on Saturday, November 7 where they will be bidding for places at the national finals.