Perse students on target at national competition

Perse students hit the bullseye with their performances at the British Schools 50m Challenge.

Will Bacon (Upper Sixth) and Liliana French (Lower Sixth) clinched the senior pairs title in the competition at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, with an impressive overall score of 380.013 out of 400.

The Perse pairs of Eleanor Brinsden (Lower Sixth) and Fleur Christmas (Upper Sixth), and Ewan Smith (Upper Sixth) and Cara Hollis (Lower Sixth) also did well by coming fourth and eighth respectively with totals of 378.011 and 375.009.

In the individual event, Will Bacon was third with an excellent total of 192.008 out of 200, while Eleanor Brinsden also earned a medal after coming ninth with 190.006. Both students were also second in their respective age groups.

Will Bacon, Eleanor Brinsden, Liliana French and Fleur Christmas teamed up to finish third in the fours competition with a total of 758.024 out of 800.

Meanwhile, there were promising competitive debuts for some of the school’s younger pupils, including Carla Campos Zanotti Gerosa (Year 9), who was second overall in her age group after hitting 183.004.

Perse coach Kevin Pilcher said: “I was very pleased with how everyone did and it was great to see the younger ones acquit themselves so well in their first time taking part in a competition like this. The British Schools Championships (on 4 December) won’t be as daunting for them as they’ll now know what to expect.”


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