Bolles alumnus Charles Hicks ’19 placed fifth individually and led the British Under-20 team to victory at the European Cross Country Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, on December 8. Hicks qualified for the event with a second-place finish at the British national trials.
Hicks grew up in London prior to his family moving to Jacksonville where he enrolled at Bolles as a seventh grader. He is currently a freshman at Stanford University and a member of the Cardinal cross country and track and field teams.
“It’s a thrilling experience that hasn’t really set in for me yet,” Hicks said after his race. “I’m over the moon and I’m still in a little bit of shock, but I feel incredibly honored to have been given this opportunity.”
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🗣 "It's a thrilling experience that hasn't really sunk in yet."— British Athletics (@BritAthletics) December 8, 2019
Charles Hicks claimed fifth place and team gold on his British debut at today's @EuroAthletics Cross Country Championships and gave his reaction to his performance below! pic.twitter.com/oCez2vtG67
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