26 September 2019

House Cross Country crown retained by Butler with impressive junior performances

Impressive House Cross Country performances by boys in Years 7 – 9 have seen Butler retain their title, as a record number of boys took part in the annual sporting event.

516 boys lined-up for the House Cross Country races on Monday 23rd September on Harrow School’s playing fields, running for their Houses – Butler, Moore, Norwood and Vaughan – in the usual four age categories: Oldfield (Year 7), Juniors (Years 8 and 9), Colts (Years 10 and 11) and Seniors (Sixth Form).

In the Seniors and Colts categories over a 4.5km course, the races were won by Nathan Beardwell (Butler) and Kylron Pierre (Vaughan) respectively. In Junior and Oldfield categories over 3km, Butler House took two more victories with Alex Rothwell and Dhyan Sharma both crossing the line first.

With each of the 516 competitors scoring points, the overall result saw Butler take the overall title, Norwood second, Moore third and Vaughan fourth.

After the race, Head of Cross Country, Mr Rob Rice said: “It was great to see so many boys taking part in this whole school House Cross Country event. Numbers continue to rise year-on-year, and I’m delighted we had 516 boys taking part, a new record, certainly in my time at the school. Huge congratulations to Butler and of course to Nathan, Kylron, Alex and Dhyan for their personal victories.”

1 Dhyan Sharma (Butler)
2 James Rothwell (Butler)
3 Artur Phillipa-Gradillas (Butler)
1 Alex Rothwell (Butler)
2 Christian Silcott (Moore)
3 Jake Walker (Vaughan)
1 Kylron Pierre (Vaughan)
2 Ayaan Haneef (Butler)
3 Remi Onabanjo (Norwood)
1 Nathan Beardwell (Butler)
2 Ishaan Parmar (Moore)
3 Dilair Deu (Moore)