On Saturday 30th May, the under 13 and under 15 team travelled to Solihull to compete in a league where the standards are extremely high. The team performed well and finished the competition in third place behind two very strong Midlands clubs, Solihull and Small Heath and Tamworth. More importantly, the team has maintained second place in the league overall by a whisker.
In fine form, a number of the athletes who competed achieved new PB’s. A special mention for Ryan Humphreys, who in his first competition for the club achieved a first place in the hurdles B race and high jump. Daniel Olatundun came first in the 100m A race and a close second in the 200m. Ben White achieved first place in the 300 m and 800 m B races. James Ward won the discus by an impressive margin.
For the girls team, Maddie Hammond and Ellen Humpherston stormed home to win the 1200 m and 1500 m races.
The team was depleted due to the school holiday, the Sutton Fun Run and the Aston Villa Cup final! Two athletes deserve a special mention as they truly stepped out of their comfort zone to compete in 4 individual events each – Maddie Hammond and Freya Liddington.
Can all athletes please do their best to ensure the team continues to do well by making themselves available for the next competition on Sunday 21st June at Corby.
Nikki Iliffe – Team Manager