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County Athletics Stars

The County Athletics Championship took place at Par Athletics track last weekend, and saw a some of MBA’s finest athletes in action. Well done to all our students who performed incredibly well (in monsoon conditions!) achieving some outstanding results.

Esme Adams  4th in high jump

Harry Hocking  1st in discus

Tom Ellery  2nd hurdles

Imy Wood  1st 800m

Katie Walker 1500m 2nd

Levi Barker  300m 6th (year young)

Theo Simpson  1st 100m

Grace Brock  3,000m 1st (all time Par track)

Harry Hocking, Theo Simpson and Grace Brock have now qualified for the South West Championships, which are being held in Exeter this weekend.

Grace not only qualified for the South West Championships but set a new 3,000m track record at the Par Athletics track! Grace ran 10.02.0 (the English Schools intermediate girls qualifying time was 10.22). Grace beat the previous (adult) track record of 10.05.8 which had stood since 2010 – an amazing achievement!

Mr Veal said, “It was a great day of athletics. Only a few select students from all over the County participated, which made the field very competitive. This, coupled with monsoon like conditions, made our athletes work very hard. Well done to all who took part.”

Also many thanks to Miss Tripp coming to help for the day!