Aberdeenshire schools join together in Schools Athletic Association cross-country championships

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Schools from all over Aberdeenshire visited Huntly to compete in this year’s Inter-School Cross Country Championship.

Gordon Schools Inter-Schools Cross Country Senior Boys' Race Start in Huntly... Photo: Beth Taylor.
Gordon Schools Inter-Schools Cross Country Senior Boys’ Race Start in Huntly… Photo: Beth Taylor.

The North Aberdeenshire Schools Sports Association tennis tournament was held at Gordon Schools earlier this month with seven schools from the local area attending the event.

Gordon Schools had students from each year take part in the event, with both senior and junior classes participating in the competition.

Both senior and junior classes participated in the competition.  Photo: Beth Taylor
Both senior and junior classes participated in the competition. Photo: Beth Taylor

Diane Harper, Lead Instructor of Health and Wellbeing at Gordon Schools, said: “It was great to see so many students participating and representing their schools at this event.

“We were very touched by the positive attitude of the Gordon School pupils and were grateful to all who helped organize and run this event, making it an enjoyable day for all.”

The Gordon Schools earned four wins for their efforts, taking home two runner-up awards in the S4-6 girls’ and S3 boys’ divisions and two third-place medals in the S1 girls’ and S2 boys’ divisions.

The big boys race in an inter-school cross-country competition.  Photo: Beth Taylor
The big boys race in an inter-school cross-country competition. Photo: Beth Taylor

Ellon Academy was named the overall event winner for the girls’ competition, winning first, second, and third places.

The overall winner is Meldrum Academy, who won two first place medals in the S3 and S4-6 cross country events.

Other Aberdeenshire schools that have won medals at the event include Inverurie Academy, Banff Turiff Academy and Mentlaw Academy.

Gordon Schools Inter-Schools Cross Country girls race in Huntly... Photo: Beth Taylor.
Gordon Schools Inter-Schools Cross Country girls race in Huntly… Photo: Beth Taylor.

Full results:

S1 Girls: First place Elon Academy, second place, Torev Academy, third place, Gordon Schools

S2 Girls: First place, Torref Academy, second place, Meldrum Academy, third place, Elon Academy

S3 Girls: First place, Inverurie Academy, second place, Torref Academy, third place, Elon Academy

S4/5/6 Girls: First place Elon Academy, second place Gordon Schools, third place Mintlaw Academy

Girls Overall Winner: Elon Academy

S2 Boys: First place Inverurie Academy, second place Ellon Academy, third place The Gordon Schools

S3 Boys: First place is Meldrum Academy, second place is equal to Gordon Schools and Elon Academy

S4/5/6 Boys: First place Meldrum Academy, second place, Torref Academy, third place, Banff Academy

Boys Overall Winner: Meldrum Academy


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