Victory for A team athletes

The 14 athletes that Mr Main took to the college for their second indoor league fixture on Nov 27th achieved a superb victory with 180 points ahead of Slyne on 169, Westgate on 129 and Greatwood on 121.

Birthday boy Sam Bennett celebrated in style with a fabulous 6.67m in shot put to take overall victory ahead of teammate Ben Belton whose 6.45m gave him second. Sam also did 40 speed bounces to finish second behind teammate Mani Davidson on 41 and managed a third personal best with 1.80m in long jump to be third, with injured captain Harvey Ogley bravely doing this event and managing 1.68m. Luckily Liam Birch was able to step up to do a few of Harvey’s events with his best being a well judged 57.11 in 4 lap where he finished fourth behind Mani who was third overall with 56.83. Young Joshua Pughsley stepped up from the B team and can be proud of his leap of 4.98m, the best jump by a Lancaster Rd boy this season and a big PB to finish third. He also showed his potential in the 2 lap sprint where 26.08 gave him fourth overall.

A squad of 8 girls all contributed great performances. There were impressive victories from Isabella Stretch, whose 41 speed bounces places her second equal in our all time list, and from Chelsea Doherty who took 1.22secs off her PB to record a fabulous 29.19 secs in winning the hurdles event. There was another PB from Aleisha Woods with 5.48m to be second in shot put, and an amazing leap of 5.02m in triple jump from Charlie Pearcy who also finished second. Emily Sim finished second in her best event the javelin and there was another good second place finish from Aimee Quill in speed bounce with 37 behind the dominant Isabella. Ellie Clarke did well in both her jumping events and there was a promising debut in javelin from Amy Ward. Altogether the girls (90pts)out scored the lads (84) with some consistently high finishes…a feat that hasn’t been achieved before!

A determined Harvey joined Liam, Chelsea and Emily for the relay race at the end and good changes enabled us to finish a strong second behind Slyne. The overall victory by 11pts was celebrated by birthday boy Sam giving each team member a pack of Haribos from his birthday treat box…a kind gesture that shows the tremendous team spirit shown by all the children and their parents.