Last Thursday morning 12 boys were selected to represent Dulwich Prep London at the Southwark Cross Country Trials. The Year 6 boys were the first to compete and they dominated the race as a team with all 5 competitors coming in the top 6 positions. This was a fascinating battle between peers, but it was Ben B and Noah B who showed their strength to take the medals in a sprint finish, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively.
The Year 7 and 8 race followed shortly after. Due to internal exams only Chris D was representing the Year 8’s and there were 7 boys from the year below. The Year 7’s demonstrated fantastic resilience and battled well for positions throughout. Chris D, our Athletics Captain, fought off those chasing him to take a brilliant 2nd place; a superb performance!
This was a brilliant start to the Cross Country season, with everyone gaining valuable racing experience that will serve them well for the rest of the year. Well done to all involved, and good luck to those who have been selected for the next round, competing at the London Youth Games.
Team: Noah B, Noah C, Ben B, Dennis M, Harrison K, Josh H, Luke H, James M, Daniel H, Max P, Hal E and Chris D.