ENGLISH SCHOOLS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BOSTON (SEPTEMBER 2014)

As NSAC and NSAA start to focus more and more on combined events, so the number and quality of athletes at these events starts to show.

In the under-15 girls event, the Avon Team showed its class by finishing 3rd overall. Top NSAC athlete was Emma Bakare in her first year of this competition, a 12th place out of 47 indicates a top 3 place next year a definite possibility. She was disappointed on the day, feeling she slightly under-performed in 3 of the 5 events, but posting a PB in the shot, and equalling her pb in the high jump. Esther Leong finished 31st overall. She too, felt disappointed with her day, however posted a PB in the 800m. This is also Esther’s first year in the event, and I am fairly sure she wouldn’t have expected to be competing in this event 12 months ago!

In the under-17 girls event, Ada’ora Chigbo continued to impress with a 5th place finish. Another disappointed athlete who felt a medal was there for the taking. A pb in the 200m was the highlight of her event and a podium finish is predicted for her in 2015

Well done girls, terrific effort!