Maddalena rounds off season in style

Maddalena Mastrolonardo
Maddalena Mastrolonardo

MADDALENA Mastrolonardo, a year seven student at Eskdale School, finished off her winter running season in style as she was selected to represent North Yorkshire Under 13 at the Aviva Indoor Regional Athletics Championships in Halifax.

Maddalena (11) finished second in the longest of the indoor disciplines – the six-lap race.

This was the culmination of a season in which Maddalena finished first in all three Scarborough and District Schools Cross Country races.

As a result, she was asked to represent the district at the county trials where she finished third.

From there, she represented North Yorkshire Schools at Kirkby Stephen in the Lake District last weekend.

This was an inter-county match against the best runners from Cumbria, Northumberland, Cleveland and Durham.

In this, Maddalena was delighted to finish in sixth place in a field of more than 50 runners.