Our young B team finished an excellent second at Lancaster and Morecambe College in fixture one of their league campaign with a score of 166pts ahead of Moorside on 128 and Ryelands on 106 but behind St Peters’ on 199.
There were 6 wins in total by individuals with Ellie Clarke showing her tremendous potential with victory in triple jump with a splendid personal best of 4.80m and another win in long jump with a leap of 1.64m.Serena Mount did well to finish third in shot put with a PB of 4.60m, and there were promising performances from Tia Kinrade (who can be pleased with her 37 speed bounces to be 4th) and captain Amy Tyson who managed 4.26m in triple jump and 4.12m in shot put. Young Chelsea Doherty was unlucky to be denied overall victory in hurdles after clipping the last barrier, but her time of 30.41 was still fast enough to break into the top ten all time rankings for our school. She showed her consistency across the board with 3rd in javelin and also long jump and ran a splendid sprint race in a time of 27.68 which placed her fourth.
For the boys, Martin Blacow had a fantastic first ever appearance, by winning speed bounce with a score of 39 and then running a brave 4 lap race where he finished 4th with 59.08secs. Captain Connor Roach did well to leap 4.18m in triple jump to give him 5th, while classmate Sam Bennett showed strength and technique to win shot put with 6.06m. He also ran well in hurdles but was penalised by a second for dubious hurdling technique. Despite crossing the line first in his race, Sam’s penalty second placed him 4th. Young Harry Martin can be pleased with his 37 speed bounces which placed him third and a fabulous sprint time of 26.67 secs in winning race two. He was only pipped for overall victory by team mate Joshua Pughsley who won race 1 in a time of 25.77, to add to his epic hurdles win with a splendid time of 28.86.
Four of the y5s (Tia, Chelsea, Harry and Joshua) combined in the relay squad, where some lovely changeovers and turns added to rapid running gave us a close second behind deserved winners St Peter’s.
The next fixture for the B team is in early January but a few of this squad have done enough to perhaps represent the A team before Christmas.