Medals Galore in Day Two of the English Schools Athletics Championships

The English Schools Championships Second Day saw Bristol & West Club athletes amongst the medals with Molly LONG leading the way in the Intermediate Girls 800 metres with a 2:07.07 clocking in a very competitive final that saw Molly need to run close to her PB to prevail.

Miranda SADLER produced a superb PB of 4:26.72 to take silver in the Senior Girls 1,500 and Coach Dave Taylor must be delighted at her progress from 4:37 runner at the start of the season. Elder sister Olivia recently ran slightly faster (4:24.63) in Lausanne. Could this be the ultimate sibling rivalry in the club. 

Freddie OWSLEY took a bronze medal in the Intermediate Boy’s 400 metres with a PB of 49.31 in the heats and 49.32 in the final.

Bethan WAKEFIELD added to the club medal haul with bronze in the Senior Girl’s 100 metres with a 12.37 clocking in the heat and 12.19 in the final.

There were other good performances from athletes who finished just outside the medals with Chris STONE finishing fourth in the Senior Boy’s 200 metres with 21.77 after clocking a 21.55 semi to make the final.

Madison THOMAS jumped 5 metres 45 centimetres to finish fifth in the Senior Girl’s long jump.

Rownita MARSTON whose PB didn’t rank her highly finished sixth at the English Schools Championships in her first year of competition as an under-17. Her Coach, Paul Filer, has targeted her to win this event next year so this is a great result. Paul is very proud of her especially as she sprained her wrist with her first throw.

Yemma SONGU clocked 12.74 to finish fifth in her heat of the Intermediate Girl’s 100 metres.

Some of the club athletes will be in the same age group next year when expectations will be even higher but there were some great performances and the club is really delighted at those performances. It is a real testament to the ability and application of the athletes and the standard of coaching support they receive. Well done to everyone involved.

Full results of all events can be found on the English Schools web-site at

http://www.esaa.net/v2/2013/tf/national/results/results.php?fname=instruct&age=ib