Personal Bests For Five Princethorpians At England Indoor Athletics Championships
The College was proud to see five Princethorpe pupils competing in the England Athletics Age Group Indoor Championships in Sheffield last weekend.
The event took place over two days at the English Institute of Sport, with pupils representing their athletics clubs.
Their performances were all outstanding, and it was clear that these pupils have been training hard. Each and every one of them put in personal bests over the weekend, breaking school records, and we were really delighted for them all.
Year 8, Grace McCollin competed in the 60m sprint. In the heats she ran a personal best of 8.37 seconds. She then ran in the 60m Hurdles qualifying for the semi-finals where she achieved another personal best of 9.69 seconds.
Year 8, Penelope Jones also ran in the 60m Hurdles qualifying for the semi-finals where she ran a personal best of 9.65 seconds.
Year 9, André Onyekwe took 1st place and the gold medal in his age group for the High Jump. André simply soared through the air jumping 1.82m, a personal best and a new school record. André also competed in the Long Jump placing 5th with another superhuman leap of 5.43m.
Year 9, Olivia Monk ran in the 60m sprint where she finished in 6th place in 7.96 seconds a personal best and new school record. Olivia then took on the challenge of the 200m, finishing in 7th place in 26.49 seconds with another personal best and new school record.
Lower Sixth Former, Cam McGregor ran in the 400m finishing just out of the medals in 4th place in 48.84 seconds, also achieving a personal best and a new school record.
We are all looking forward to watching this next generation of young Olympians develop, it is going to be a really exciting summer of sport!