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Runners battled the element as STANES ANGLO INDIAN HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL enjoyed its 131st ANNUAL CROSS COUNTRY RACE today. Dressed in house colours, swarms of runners from the middle and upper school (Equity, ICSE and CBSE stream) navigated their way from B4-Police Station and finished in the School Athletic field covering 4 kms.

At 6.30 am Dr. Sivakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (TRAFFIC) Coimbatore city, flagged off the Equity, ICSE, CBSE race. Mr.Benjamin, Principal, Stanes School, CBSE along with V.M.John-CAO(Robert Stanes Instituitions) were Flag off Referees for the day. The main attraction of the event or rather first in the history of Cross Country Race was the participation of class 5.

Jebin Jeevanesan (Tiger House,bettered his personal best to 17min 32 seconds), Vyas-19m 07sec, Treasa Grace (20min 37 seconds) and Sonia – 19m 38 sec were the winners in the different categories of the two Equity and ICSE Streams of the school.

“Do not underestimate us for our size”so be it true were the winners from class 5:Joel Anderson-Lions (First Place) followed by Ribil Niyas- Wolf House and Shawn Williams –Wolf House. From the Girls category: Thanmoli (First Place) followed by Architha (Wolf House) and Aashidha(Lion House)

It was noticed that students who have been training for fitness and endurance prevailed over the others who only did the mandatory warming up exercise conducted in school every day.

All 800 boys and girls who began the 4 ½ kms race completed it with full perseverance.

Respected Principal, Mr. Dennis Chen, Mr. Benjamin, Principal (CBSE), Headmaster ,Mr. Peter Selvanayakam ,Headmistress Mrs. Rachael James (Senior School), Headmistress Mrs. Priya Sheen (Junior School), Respectful Headmaster Mr. Sathyanarayanan (Mani Hr. Sec.School) distributed the prize winning cups and certificates to the following winners and other participants.



Jebin Jeevanesan – Std XII 17min 32sec Tiger House
Rithin. W – Wolf House
Adarsh Siddharth – Tiger House
Ashwath.S – Tiger House
Giridhar T – Tiger House


Treasa Grace – Std X (20.37) Panther
Merlin Deborah – Tiger House
Ritika Prasad – Tiger House
Tanushree – Wolf House
Aditi Mahalakshmi – Lions House



Vyas – 19m 07sec
Donn Abishek – Std IX Panther House
Aravindhan – 20m 47sec


Sonia – 19m 38sec
Harshini – 24m 05sec
Madhumitha – 25m 36sec

Mr. Shanmugham, Physical Director and his team of PETs along with the staff of the school who were well supported by the Police Department for security on the road made sure that the event was once again exciting, safe and memorable.

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