THREE budding athletes from Flixton Girls School recently starred in a team cross country event at Longford Park Athletics track, Stretford.

Year 7 students Shona Wilkinson, Imogen Davenport and Isabelle Beaumont organised entry into the team cross country event under their own steam - and came out on top to claim gold medals.

The three students train with Sale Harriers and Trafford Athletics Club at least two to three times and week.

Flixton Girls School was placed fifth in the recent Trafford Schools Cross country competition where the school's entrants year 10 Ella Bowness (year 10) secured 12th, Sophia Gilbert (year 8) came 14th and Olivia Russell (year 8) came 16th.

Parent Sue Wilkinson said: "We are very proud of all the girls’ achievements."