Club Athletes Win Six Medals at the English Schools

08 Jul

Just a few weeks after commenting favourably on the number and age of club competitors in the UK Olympic Trials the next age groups down showed the future of the club is in safe hands as seventeen athletes produced great performances at the English Schools Athletics Championships held in Gateshead from Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th July 2012. Gold medals for Leon Reid and Lucy Bryan – the latter in a championship best performance – silver medals for Kwame Fordwor, Lily Owsley and Olivia Sadler and a bronze medal for Bethan Wakefield would surely have left the club well up any medal table. Key results from club performers are as follows:
Senior Boys
100 metres 1 Leon Reid       10.64
100 metres 2 Kwame Fordwor 10.74
3,000 metres 7 Zak Tobias 8:44.83
3,000 metres 8 Rhys Park 8:46.68
3,000 metres 9 Hobie Martin 8:49.27
Long Jump 12 James Diamond    6.09 metres

100 metres heats 6 Elliott Prendergast 11.28

Senior Girls
100 metres  3 Bethan Wakefield   12.11
800 metres  2 Lily Owsley 2:13.18
1,500 metres 2 Olivia Sadler 4:28.78
3,000 metres 7 Victoria Kenny 10:12.98
Pole Vault 1 Lucy Bryan 3.85 metres Championship Record

Intermediate Boys

400 metres heat 7 Freddie Owsley 51.28

Intermediate Girls
200 metres 6 heat Yemma Songu      25.62 PB
800 metres 5 Molly Long     2:10.83
1,500 metres 6 Miranda Sadler      4:41.09

Junior Boys

200 metres heat 5 Tomas (Jaquinet) Goodman 23.66 PB

Also in the Senior Boys 4×100 metres Relay Avon won bronze with Leon Reid, Kwame Fordwor, Elliott Prendergast, Tom Pontin: so 3 out of 4 in the team were from Bristol & West.

Plus Kean Gannaway-Roberts has started training with Bristol & West; Kean was 14th (out of 21) in the Junior Boys Shot with 12.39 metres.

Also Emily Wright (Yate) who trains with Bristol & West was third in the final of the Junior Girls 100 metres in 12.20.

Full results are available at :