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Fourth Place Overall For Crescent At Regional ISA Athletics

13 Jun

Crescent School was delighted to finish in fourth place overall at the Regional Qualifier for the Independent School Association’s National Track and Field Athletics competition.

Taking place on Thursday 6 June, a team of 26 athletes from Years 4 to 6 travelled to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium to compete against 31 schools from across the Midlands.

Many of the children put in fantastic performances and were proud to achieve personal bests and two Crescent School pupils finished in first place and qualified for the National Championships.

Head of Girls’ Games, Rachel McCollin praised the outstanding attitude adopted by the Crescent team.

“It was an absolutely fabulous day,” commented Mrs McCollin, “I am very pleased with our results, there were many excellent individual performances that together added up to a fantastic fourth place finish overall.  Five out of our six teams reached the finals of the 4 x 100m relay.  The children well and truly rose to the challenge of our ‘little school big ambitions’ motto!”

Winning their events and qualifying for the Nationals were:

Olivia Monk           1st     Year 6 80m Sprint

George Bell           1st     Year 5 Long Jump

Other commendable results included:

Olivia Monk           2nd     Year 6 High Jump
George Bell           2nd     Year 5 600m
Amy Robinson      2nd     Year 4 Throw
Fin Calder              4th      Year 6 High Jump
Cara Ridd              4th      Year 6 Throw
Amelie Frere         4th      Year 5 70m Sprint
Sam Sheffield       4th      Year 5 High Jump
Kyle Kerfoot-Bale  5th     Year 6 Long Jump
Kyle Kerfoot-Bale  5th     Year 6 150m Sprint
Amelie Frere          6th     Year 5 Long Jump
Eve Ferguson         6th     Year 4 Long Jump
Eve Ferguson         7th     Year 4 600m
Eddie Arkesden      8th     Year 6 Throw

The ISA National Track and Field Championships take place later this month on Wednesday 19 June, also at the Alexander Stadium.  Crescent School is very proud that Olivia Monk and George Bell have been selected to represent the Midlands, Olivia will run in the 80m sprint and George will compete in the Long Jump and also in the 600m.  We wish George and Olivia all the best in the National Finals. 

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