A Gold And A Bronze At The English Schools Athletics Nationals
Huge congratulations to Year 11 Ben Smith, Year 10, André Onyekwe, Year 10, Olivia Monk, Year 9, Grace McCollin and Year 9, Penelope Jones who competed for the Warwickshire Schools Team at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham over the weekend.
It is such a fantastic achievement for these pupils just to have been selected to compete at this national event, but to have five athletes reaching the standard is super exciting for us all here at Princethorpe College. We are proud to have had so many pupils selected from the College for the Warwickshire team.
Our young athletes competed in the Inter Boys 1500m Steeplechase, Inter Boys High Jump, Inter Girls 100m, Junior Girls 75m Hurdles and in a new event the Junior Girls Mixed Relay. Grace ran an outstanding race to claim the Gold medal in the 75m Hurdles while André soared over the bar to take Bronze in the High Jump.
We are hugely impressed with their commitment and dedication to their sports and are incredibly proud of them all. These young people really are up there with the top athletes in the country for their events and we are looking forward to seeing them achieve more athletics success next year.
The Warwickshire team had one of their most successful championships for many years and it was fantastic to see Princethorpe College pupils playing their part in the team’s success.
Many congratulations to them all.