ST Teresa’s U12 girls concluded a stunning era of cross-country running with another breathtaking display to claim a national title for a third successive year.
The squad of Kitty Conroy, Hatty Bell, Lucy Rose, Pia Crowley, Millie Lowrie and Matilda Cox have now gone three years without defeat after helping London North to glory in the ISA National Championships last weekend.
St Teresa’s pupils comprised half of the London North team competing at Princethorpe College in Rugby on Saturday, and top ten finishes for Conroy, Bell, Rose and Crowley set them up for another victory.
Lowrie and Cox followed soon afterwards to give London North team gold ahead of East Anglia.
The win continued a stunning age of dominance from the St Teresa’s athletes, who began their invincible run with national victory in Aylesbury in 2010/11.
Wins in domestic, county, regional and national championships have followed every year since then, culminating in Saturday’s national title.
Coach Dean Stenning said: “The attitude and determination of each athlete is every coach’s dream.
“Possessing the ability to motivate, drive and self analyse themselves time after time is testament to their passion and commitment.
“Individually, they have worked so hard but collectively they’re incredible.
“All ten athletes were given the opportunity to rest after a long cross-country season but each athlete refused and have now set their sights on regional and national athletics success in May.”
Meanwhile, the U12 boys helped London North to fourth place with Harvey Bell and Joe Hick both finishing inside the top ten.
Josh Alexander and Louis Summons also represented their region.