National Prep School Athletics Finals

On Tuesday 4th July, 24 of our athletes represented the East area and School at the National Prep School Athletics finals at Birmingham Alexander International Stadium.

It is always incredibly tough to win at this prestigious event as athletes from all around the country compete against each other. Two of our athletes managed to get into the top three however in their event:

Tommy M – 1st and National Champion in the U12 Boys Discuss – he threw 22.7m to win. 

Polina F – 2nd in the U12 Girls 70m Hurdles running 12.50 seconds – new school record. 

Other notable performances were:

Robert G – 4th in Long Jump (5.25m) 4th in 75m Hurdles (12.08sec)

Maddy B – 4th in Shot Putt 9.55m

U12 Boys relay- Ned C and Riley N (year 5) and Tom B and Oliver H – 4th in Final

Luke C- 5th in U14 Boys Javelin (33.51m)

U13 Girls Relay – Evie W, Rive L, Beth M, Amy H – 6th in Final

Louis N – 8th in U12 Boys Javelin (27.33m)

Natasha L – 8th in U13 Girls javelin (22.74m)

Personal Bests are hard to do at this level and they must develop their training to peak at the Nationals if possible. It was a magnificent to see 24 children competing at this level and it was a superb experience, but producing one’s best at this is critical to win medals at this level.

Thanks to Mr North. Mrs Welch, Mrs North and the parents for their excellent support and help on the day and throughout the season. Also, congratulations to the children who trained hard and attended early morning sessions and after school clubs so diligently.

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