ENGLISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS @ BIRMINGHAM
The goal of most ‘elite’ young athletes is to be selected for this prestigious event. Only about 30 are privileged from school years 8-13 per County, so great to have 8 athletes selected (and 7 competing). Congratulations at all who attended, very proud of your fine performances on such a high profile stage.
Ada’ora Chigbo continues to impress, winning a silver medal in the Senior Girls high Jump with a 1.72m clearance. This was the same height as the winner, with countback pushed her down into silver. Ada’ora travels to the USA in a few weeks’ time to start a sporrts scholarship, a great achievement, and an opportuntiy for this hugely talented young lady to fulfil the massive potential she undoubtedly has…
Esther Leong cleared a new outdoor pb in the senior girls pole vault (3.60m) to finish 6th (but same clearance as 4th, countback)
Ellie Wallace equipped herslef well, qualifying from her heats, and then finishing 9th in the senior girls final with 4;36.04 minutes. Ellie, too is off to the USA in September to start a sporting scholarship!
In the Inter girls pole vault, Caroline Walder maintained her consistency with a 7th place finish at 3.20m
Combined eventer Emma Bakare continued her march forwards with an 8th place finish in the Inter Girls Shot with 12.06m
Sam Gentry was the only male competitor from NSAC. He took on the Inter Boys 1500m, and narrowly failed to reach the final.
His time of 4;08.41 minutes a reward for hanging onto a fast paced race
The only Junior in attendance was Tilly Smale in the Long Jump. In her first year in the age group, she narrowly failed to make the final with a jump of 4.88m, but plenty more to come from her