St Cecilia’s year seven pupil Lily Hutchings was selected to represent the Preston schools select in the Lancashire Cross Country Championships which was held at Witton Park, in Blackburn.
Lily ran the two kilometre course in 8.06 minutes and finished an impressive fifth place out of 87 runners.
She crossed the line only 20 seconds behind race winner Amy Davies from Blackburn Harriers.
Lily, who lives in Longridge, enjoys running, but is foremost a tennis player and trains at the Bolton Arena Tennis Academy.
Lily is pictured above sprinting for the line in the final 100 metres.