The summer athletics season has been fantastic so far for our year 7-10 pupils. They have participated in a range of competitions around London and Kent. Starting the season off with the annual Cambridge Cup where the year 7 girls placed 1st and the year 8 girls placed 2nd by 1 point. Following on from this, the girls took part in the Lee Valley Outdoor Schools cup, which some fantastic personal bests and new cup records, including Marian Owusuwaah who ran the 100m in a record time of 12.65 seconds.
Eight of our year 7 and 8 pupils were selected to represent Greenwich at the London Athletics Championships this year at Mile End. There was some fanatic achievements on the day, with a total of 10 London Boroughs participating to be crowned London Champions. Our very own success was seen in Jessica Akomolafe who achieved 1st place in London for High Jump, Kyah Clarke who placed 3rd in Discus and 5th in Javelin and Ezekiel Taiwo who made the 100m final.
To add to this success, ten of our 9 and 10 pupils were selected to represent Greenwich at the prestigious London Athletics Championships held at Battersea. This competition is the pathway to the England Schools’ Competition and our pupils performed phenomenally in their individual events. Special mention goes to Nana Gyedu who placed 1st in Shot and Marian Owusuwaah was placed 1st in junior 100m. Off of the back of these performances, both girls have been selected to attend the two day English Schools’ competition in Birmingham at the beginning of July. Despite injury for the London Championships, Prince Mulamba has also been selected to be part of the London Squad based on his performance at the Kent County Championships where he ran a personal best of 11.65 seconds.
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We wish Marian, Nana and Prince the best of luck at the up and coming London English Schools’ Competition.