Waters goes solo to secure Stoke Newington success in Islington Schools league

Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School

Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School - Credit: Archant

Stoke Newington’s sole representative Felix Waters did her classmates proud with victory in Monday’s Islington Schools Running League race at St Aloysius’ College.

With a parents’ evening taking place at the same time, Waters was the only entrant from Stoke Newington School in the girls’ years 7-8 race, but swept home in first position with a time of seven minutes 18 seconds.

Evelyn Dumbleton headed a large contingent from Clapton Girls Academy – who filled eight of the top 10 places – in second (7:59), while the winner of the opening race in the series, EGA’s Caitlin Russell, had to settle for third (7:59) this time.

Mossbourne Academy’s Luca Minale secured his second victory in the boys’ years 7-8 race with a run of 7:02, while Marwan Said (7:22) finished second to ensure that the team honours went to Highbury Grove.

Central Foundation runner Sadik Mohamed (7:23) was just behind Said in third – a significant improvement on his 12th-place finish from the first race.

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The boys’ years 9-10 race was won again by Nile McKenzie of Mossbourne Academy, who is ranked 12th nationally among Under-15 boys over 1,500m and coasted to victory in 6:39.

Central Foundation’s Alfie Lusardi (7:19) and James Mulholland (7:27), who were third and fourth respectively last time out, moved up a place each, with Mulholland’s performance helping to clinch another team success for St Aloysius.

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Clapton Girls Academy swept the board in the girls’ years 9-10 race as they filled every one of the first 11 places, led home by Ruby Christian-Muldoon (7:44).

She was followed across the line by Francesca Beaumont (8:09), who improved by two places from the series opener, and Ezelina Owens (8:23) in third.

The next two races in the series both take place around Emirates Stadium and will be held on Monday November 17 and Monday December 15.

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