Success at the ISA National Athletic Championships – Wednesday 19th June

The ISA National Athletics are held in the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, which means an early start for everyone. Our team consisted of our defending champions for the 4 X 100 relay – Darcey B, Lea G, Estée N & Aspen P.   Estée N was also competing in the long jump and the 600m and Lea G was competing in the high jump.

The high jump event was the first to take place and Lea G was up against some very tall and talented young ladies. Unlike a standard competition where you jump till you are out, this time you were only allowed 7 jumps. We decided that Lea G should go straight in at 1.15m (her best is 1.21), she cleared this on the first attempt. The bar was then going to go up in 5cm increments. It took 2 attempts to clear 1.20m with lots of other competitors failing to clear. Unfortunately, another 5cm was too much for Lea G and she finished a very respectful 5th.

Estée N was next to compete in the 600m where she was looking to improve upon her 3rd place from last year. Estée N did not disappoint and stormed to victory with a new PB, she then went onto compete in the long jump and achieved a bronze.

The event we were all waiting for was the 4 x 100m relay, where the girls are unbeaten for the last 2 years. With a perfect execution and slick baton change overs the girls increased their lead with every change over and won convincingly (by 20m). A very happy team, parents and myself!

Mrs Paula Pumphrey, Head of Sport