Olivia Wins A Gold Medal At The ISA National Athletics Championships
Crescent School is celebrating after Year 6 pupil, Olivia, won a Gold Medal in the 80m sprint at the Independent School Association’s National Track and Field Athletics Championships.
The school was delighted to have two athletes qualify for the National Finals and on Wednesday 19 June, Olivia and Year 5, George, travelled to Birmingham to take part in the flagship event at the Alexander Stadium.
In a very close race, Olivia just edged ahead on the line to win her sprint in a super time of 11.32 seconds.
Fellow competitor, George, competed in two events the Long Jump and the 600m. George jumped a new personal best of 3.85m to finish just outside the medals in fourth place in the Long Jump, whilst in the 600m he finished in 6th place with a time of 1.57.58.
Head of Girls Games at Crescent School, Rachel McCollin, was delighted with the children’s performance saying, “We always tell the children to believe in themselves and push beyond their own boundaries, and they certainly did that. It was such a fantastic day, a well-run event and the children were simply incredible. We are delighted for Olivia and George – a gold medal and a personal best, a super result.”