College Athletes Triumph In Warwickshire Schools Athletics Combined Events

Princethorpe College’s Senior and Inter Girls Athletics Team delivered top scoring performances to both finish in first place in the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events. Hot on their heels were the Inter Boys team whose matching determination led to a deserving overall second place. It was a super start to the athletics season at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events, held at the excellent facilities of The Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton, from Wednesday 2 to Thursday 3 May.

24 schools from across the county sent their best athletes to the two-day event. Standards were high as competitors aimed to accrue as many points as possible across the track and field events.

In the Senior Girls Heptathlon, the College’s Lower Sixth girls took all the top placings with Hollie Moore finishing 1st after storming round the track to complete the 800 meters in 2 minutes and 49.8 seconds. Anna Wells was placed 2nd following huge jumps in both the High Jump at 1.33 meters and in the Long Jump at 5.05 metres. All-rounder Charlotte Silvester claimed 3rd place after performing consistently across all the disciplines, the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot, 100m Hurdles, 200m and 800m. Together the girls’ points added up to a super score and gained Princethorpe overall team first place.

The Year 10 girls also put in a magnificent effort in the Inter Girls Heptathlon. They attacked the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot, 80m Hurdles, 200m and 800m to deliver in all the disciplines. Maddie Glasspool finished 3rd overall, Evie Headland 4th, Mya Lloyd-Thomas 6th and Amelia Cunnington 9th to again clinch Princethorpe the overall team first place.

The Inter Boys had the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Discus, Shot, 100m Hurdles, 400m and the 1500m to contend with in their Octathlon event. Year 10 Boldi Kordas led the charge finishing in overall 3rd after storming to second place in the 100 metres Hurdles in 19.4 seconds and third place in the 400 metres in 60.2 seconds. He was followed closely by Sam Wincott-Thomas who finished 4th overall after an incredible 28.96 metres throw in the Javelin. Ellis Chaplow came 8th overall, a nimble footed middle distance runner, he finished in second place in both the 400 metres in 59.7 seconds and the 1500 metres in 5 minutes 6.2 seconds. Their hard work earned the College an overall second place team finish.

Director of Sport, Neil McCollin, was thrilled with the early season performances, commenting, “This was an excellent start to the athletics season, Princethorpe’s athletes shone across all the disciplines delivering consistent solid performances in both field and track events to help the College to victory. Well done to everybody.”