Samuel Crick (P3)
Sam Crick, a Year 11 student at The Hayesbrook School, came 25th in the English Schools' National Cross Country Championship in Nottingham.
He was part of Kent's first ever victorious team, winning the national schools event. Sam trains locally with Tonbridge Athletics Club and said in assembly he is running 6 days per week. He is the current Sports personality of the year at The Hayesbrook School, a specialist sports college.
Sam made excellent progress through the field during the race and was pushed all the way to the line. Sam said: "I really enjoyed the experience, from the coach journey to the race its self. There were many new faces and I made some new connections with other clubs and schools. I hope I will be able to compete for Kent Schools again in the steeplechase, where I have set my sights on an England selection, this summer".
Proud father Jem Crick added: "I have seen determination and dedication from Sam towards his running. I am very proud to also be told that he has directly contributed to Kent County and Kent schools as overall UK county winners for the 2016 cross country series".
Hayesbrook Principal David Day commented: "Sam is a wonderful young man. You cannot help but admire his commitments to training. It was a pleasure to present his medal in assembly. Sam is highly talented and a very humble young man."