Sporting Highlights - 2 March 2018

The weather has taken its toll on the competitive fixtures so far this week, but we hope that we will still be able to fulfil our fixtures against Bede's (Netball) and Worth (Hockey) at the weekend.

Last week, Tiana F went to Denmark to take part in an U18 International Tennis tournament. She performed extremely well and made it to the last eight, despite being the youngest player. Because of this result Tiana is now at a career high world ranking of 972 at the U18 age. After this globetrotting, she then participated in the U18 County Cup, winning five out of six matches for Sussex, who just missed out on promotion to Division 1. Well done to Tiana! 

Last weekend Freddie P was selected to play in the Winter Schools & Universities Polo (SUPA) National Championships; this is another excellent achievement in one of the developing areas of sport at the college, and we congratulate him on his success.

Cross Country
Last Friday we had just over 160 runners for the first League Run of the school year, which took place in excellent running conditions. First home was Charlie W in a time of 10:27.
The early stages of the team competition sees Teme House leading the boys’ competition, with Second's and Head's in close pursuit. In the girls’ competition Sankey’s and Manor are separated by just a single point.

Well done to all who took part.

The 1st XI produced a pleasing performance against Ardingly last weekend. At half time the match was finely poised at 1-1 with Ollie J having scored for Lancing. Ardingly then took the lead, only for Elian C to grab a fully deserved equaliser late on for the boys.

Last Saturday, the block against Roedean returned some pleasing scores. The U15A and B teams both won; the B team by 31 points to 15, and the A team by 48 points to 29.  

The 1st VII carried on its rich vein of form and, after a tight first quarter, the girls were leading 9-6. However, after the third quarter the girls managed to pull away to lead by 9.
Excellent defensive work from Sophie W restricted the visitors' scoring and the end result was 41-24 to Lancing. Girl of the game was Bella M for her excellent centre court play.