Jersey Spartan were well represented at this years Hampshire Cross Country league. We had 12 athletes take part in the league which consisted of 5 races between November and March. Five of the athletes showed huge commitment and took part in the whole of the series – with some fantastic results.
The final race of the league was last Saturday at Kings Park, Bournemouth. We took four athletes to this last race, all of which had raced here at the beginning of the season.
First up was Samuel Oldham U15b who was holding on to a cricket injury from earlier on in the week. Oldham found it tough from the outset but showed great strength and determination and finished in 35th place. Oldham was one of the five athletes who committed to the whole league. He finished in 21st overall and is in the first year of his age category.
Next up were the U17W. We had Hollie Masefield and Ella Hughes representing JSAC and both performing better than the first race back in December. Masefield finished five places higher up and 21 seconds faster, which helped her to her victory in finishing 4th in 16.46. Hughes did equally as well and crept up 8 places from her previous race running 20 seconds faster, finishing in 8th place in 17.18. Both girls had completed the league and Masefield was delighted to have finished in 3rd place overall claiming a bronze individual medal. Hughes finished 5th overall.
Last race of the day was Bradley Andrews-Callec running in the U17M as a first year athlete. Andrews-Callec started well but struggled from the half way point due to a previous injury. He placed 4th in the last race of the season and claimed 3rd overall picking himself up a bronze medal.
Isla Hall U15G, although wasn’t at the last league race, won the overall U15G league.
JSAC are incredibly proud of these young athletes who have shown real strength of character.
The future looks bright!