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

PUBLISHED: 17:06 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 17:06 22 October 2014

Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School

Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School

Dieter Perry

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.

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.

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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