Excellent Results For College Athletes At The Warwickshire Schools Athletics Combined Events
Princethorpe College’s Senior Girls, Inter Girls, Inter Boys and Junior Boys teams delivered top scoring performances to finish in first place in the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events.
Hot on their heels were the Junior Girls Year 8 team whose determination led to a deserving second place overall, the Minor Boys who finished third, the Minor Girls who finished fourth and the Junior Girls Year 9 team who finished fifth. It was a super start to the athletics season at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events, held at The Pingles Stadium, in Nuneaton, from Wednesday 11 to Thursday 12 May.
19 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 girls took first place, they attacked the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot, 100m Hurdles, 200m and 800m with Evie Phillips finishing 1st and Lucy Randall placing 2nd.
The Year 10 girls put in a magnificent effort in the Inter Girls Heptathlon. They competed in the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot, 80m Hurdles, 200m and 800m. After all the events Ava Farren finished in 4th place overall, with Kate Pomerleau just behind in 5th, Evie Berger 8th and Lottie Hunter 11th their consistency helping Princethorpe clinch 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. Super throws in the Javelin and Discus helped Ben Smith finish 1st, just in front of teammates Ollie Farquharson 2nd, Anjola Okusanya 3rd and Vincent McNevin 4th. Their hard work earned the College another first place team finish.
The Junior Boys took on the Pentathlon with the 80m Hurdles, Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and 800m events. André Onyekwe was dominant in the Long Jump and High Jump to claim individual 1st place overall, Jesse Esler finished 3rd and Max Phillips-Gore 6th. Against one of the biggest fields of the day the team amassed a super score to take first place overall.
For the Junior Girls Year 8 team Grace McCollin finished 5th, Penelope Jones 8th, Lauren Tebbatt 20th helping the team finish in 2nd place overall while for the Junior Girls Year 9 team Martina Grace finished 13th, Olivia Bacon 18th and Isla Lacey 21st taking their team to 5th place overall
In the Minor Girls Lola Esler finished 10th, Emme Edge 12th and Faith Katanda 16th giving a 4th place finish for the team overall and for the Minor Boys Josh Olner finished 7th, Max Kiely 9th and Harry Messenger 18th earning them a 3rd place finish for the team.
Director of Sport, Lee Cassell, 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 a super set of results. Well done to everybody.”