English Schools 2019

The team of 32 athletes set off for Birmingham to face the 2000 other county champions from 45 counties across England. This would be the last time the school’s competition would be held in Birmingham as the stadium is being redeveloped for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. 

29 members of the team had events on the Friday which meant we had an exceptionally busy day. 

The team was one of the youngest we have ever taken to the championships and so gaining experience was the key factor for most of the team. Learning how to compete against the best in England and how to cope with a big crowd and being managed throughout the event – great experience for the future. 

Hannah England (GB International) came on the first night and gave the team a pep talk and told of her own English Schools experiences. A really friendly discussion focussing on how to manage your nerves which I feel certain was helpful and gave all the athletes some solace for what they would endure in the coming two days.

The results are listed in the table below and whilst we didn’t get any medals this year I’m certain the athletes were inspired to push on and improve for 2020. 

Three athletes deserve extra mention as they achieved considerable improvements in their personal bests. Temi Fajemisin jumped 11.36mts in the triple jump qualifiers (unfortunately couldn’t repeat this in the final where it would have given her an 8th place finish), Adam Chesterman added more than a metre to his PB to finish 4th in the discus but the surprise package was first year under 15 Kyle Daley who improved his PB in both the semi and final of the 100mts and finished a creditable 5th in the final also anchoring the U15 boys relay team to 6th in the final. 

Next year the championships will be in Manchester so start preparing now!!

AGE GRP

NAME

CLUB

EVENT

RESULT

POSITION

U15G

RAEGAN SELLERS

BAN

200

26.35

6th in heat

U15G

VANESSA ANKOMAH

BAN

100

12.59

8th SF

U15G

LILY MARTIN

OCAC

SHOT

10.11

16th

U15G

OLIVIA BARTON

OCAC

LONG JUMP

4.92

19th

U15G

OLIVIA MARTIN

ABING

1500

4:48.29

8th in heat

U15G

LILY PEACH

OCAC

JAV

33.40

10th

U15G

CHARLOTTE MORRIS

OCAC

200

26.69

7th in heat

U17 G

MARINA SEMPLE

RAD

300

42.88

6th in heat

U17 G

TEGAN ARMSTRONG

BAN

80 HDLS

12.47

5th in heat

U17 G

TEMI FAJEMISIN

OCAC

TRIPLE JUMP

11.36 (in heat)

14th

U17 G

EMILY SCRIVENER

READ

POLE VAULT

3.25

5th

U17 G

AMBER PARKER

RAD

DISC

27.36

13th

U19 G

SCARLETT HEROLD

ABING

100

12.43

7th

U19 G

JESSICA WALTER

OCAC

TRIPLE JUMP

10.50

18th

U19 G

ELLA LOVIBOND

RAD

HAMMER

43.15

10th

U19 G

HOLLY GRIFFITHS BROWN

OCAC

TRIPLE JUMP

11.10

14th

U19 G

REBECCA Watkins

WSEH

200

70.15

8th in heat

U15 B

ELLA TURNER

OCAC

400

DNS

 

U15 B

CHARLIE EVANS

BAN

JAV

42.62

12th

U15 B

ARCHIE JONES

BAN

100

11.74

8th in hea

U15 B

JOHNNY JAMES

RAD

1500

4:28.13

13th in heat

U15 B

Elijah Pinkney

ban

300

39.63

7th in heat

U15 B

HENRY CHANNON

OCAC

1500

4:24.11

7th in heat

U15 B

KYLE DALEY

NO CLUB

100

11.31

5th

U15 B

Freddie Walton

NO CLUB

80 HDLS

12.42

7th in heat

U17 B

SAM RAYSON

BAC

HIGH JUMP

1.59

14th

U17 B

Ben Ince

OCAC

HIGH JUMP

NH

 

U17 B

ADAM CHESTERMAN

RAD

DISCUS

45.33

4TH

U17 B

Benjamin Davys

ABING

400

55.09

8th in heat

U19 B

LOICK BAZZI

ABING

100

11.14

5th in heat

U19 B

SAM NELSON

RAD

400

52.21

7th in heat

U19 B

JAMES GARDNER

BRACK

HAMMER

46.81

8th

U15 B

4 X 100 RELAY

   

46.18

6th

Pete O'Keefe 

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