Matthew Burns

SEDBERGH GIRLS WIN FIRST ROUND OF ENGLISH SCHOOLS U15 TRACK AND FIELD CUP

Athletes in Years 9 and 10 travelled to Stanley Park Athletics Arena in Blackpool on Wednesday 10th May to compete in the first round of the National Schools Track and Field cup.

On a day when team points mattered more than individual success the athletes rose to the occasion, tackling events outside of their comfort zone and giving their all for the team cause; especially those who stepped in at the last minute.

The Year 9 athletes must also be commended for stepping up and competing outside of their usual age group; not only participating but proving so competitive in the process. 

The girls came out on top of their standings to win comfortably, with the boys just pipped into second in a very close competition; only 4 points separating them from fourth.

As a result, the girls progress through to the Northern round, with the boys awaiting further results to progress. Notable individuals contributing to the team were as follows:

Elle Heathcote: 42 points
Holly Dale: 41 points
Ben Burridge: 40 points
Natasha Cookson: 40 points

The event highlight of the day went to the girls 800m, with both Natasha Cookson and Alex Duckitt significantly rewriting their personal bests in a very competitive race. 

This event follows successful outings to HMC Athletics at Gateshead and County Championships in Whitehaven the previous week.

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