St Albans School recently enjoyed cross country success in the USA on an exchange visit to St Albans School in Washington DC.

Having secured a fourth-place finish in the recent Schools World Championships, St Albans tasted further success in the United States as they proved too strong for their American counterparts.

Bringing together the best of the East Coast schools, from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, The Georgetown Prep Cross Country Classic is in its 39th year, making it one of the most historic school races in America.

The most prestigious race, the Senior Varsity, saw St Albans UK amass 57 points on their way to victory as Robbie Lightowler finished in fourth, Mark Pearce seventh, Joe Redwood eighth, Adam Thorpe 14th and captain Ashok Mathur in 25th place.

For the girls, Lizzie Bird beat the previously unbeaten Ellie Gonzalez after an intense and keenly-fought race. The result of which was Bird being offered a scholarship at Georgetown University following a performance which had caught the eye of local talent scouts.

In the Junior Varsity race, Dan Myers was imperious from the off and followed up by Harrison Pyrke and Ben Hemsi, both of whom finished in medal positions.