Excellent Results For College Athletes At The Warwickshire Schools Athletics Combined Events
Princethorpe College’s Junior Girls, Minor Girls and Inter Boys teams delivered top scoring performances to finish in first place at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Championships.
Hot on their heels were the Inter Girls and Minor Boys whose determination led to third place finishes, with the Junior Boys coming in only one place behind, finishing in fourth overall. It was another excellent athletics outing for Princethorpe at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events, at The Pingles Stadium, in Nuneaton, last week on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May.
16 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.
The Inter Girls took on the Heptathlon competing in the 80m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin and an 800m middle distance run. Martina Grace finished 7th overall, Lim Self 12th, Caitlin Horan 13th and Emily Evans 16th, together they claimed a team third place overall.
The Junior Girls Year 9 team competed in the Pentathlon, with the athletes enjoying the 75m Hurdles, Shot, High Jump, Long Jump and an 800m run. The girls put in an outstanding performance with Grace McCollin finishing 3rd overall, Penelope Jones just behind in 5th and Lauren Tebbatt 10th, together they amassed a super score to take first place overall.
The Minor Girls also did very well delivering consistent results in the 80m, Long Jump, Shot and 600m run. An excellent performance in the Long Jump helped Issey Cleary finish 2nd individually, while Lillibee Harris came in 7th and Dami Ajagunna 9th ensuring the girls also claimed team first place overall.
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. André Onyekwe was dominant in the Long Jump jumping 5.83m and in the High Jump, sailing over a huge height of 1.93m, to help him finish in 1st place overall, his team mates also performed well with Oscar Civzelis 4th, Jesse Esler 7th and Max Phillips-Gore 8th, together they claimed another team first place for Princethorpe.
The Junior Boys took on the Pentathlon with the 80m Hurdles, Shot, Long Jump, High Jump and 800m events. Hunter Staveley finished 4th overall, Dan Tomlinson 13th and Conor Horan 17th, their team finished fourth overall.
Then the Minor Boys took on an 80m sprint, the Long Jump, Shot and a 600m run. George Knott finished 5th overall, James Bostock 11th and Alvin Wamala 12th, taking the team to third place.
After a very successful two days, Director of Sport, Lee Cassell, was thrilled with excellent early season results, commenting, “Princethorpe’s athletes shone across all the disciplines delivering outstanding performances in both field and track events to help the College to a super set of results. Well done to them all.”