THE Mount House cross-country team excelled itself at the annual Stover cross-country meeting, winning the overall team event, and providing the individual winners in two of the four races.

The event was contested in poor weather conditions by teams of four from ten schools in four separate races for boys and girls, the U9 Steams running over a course of 1,100 metres, and the under-11s covering 1,700 metres.

Mount House were the individual wins for Evangeline Piper and James Lamb in their respective U9S races. In the U11s, Tess Campbell-Bareham was the first Mount House runners to finish the girls' race, in third place; Joseph Du'Gay led the Mount House team home, winning bronze in the U11 boys. Mount House won the shield with 167 points; second were Blundell's and Plymouth College third.