Princethorpe’s Junior Boys Crowned Midlands Combined Athletics Champions
Princethorpe College’s Junior Boys Athletics team are celebrating after being crowned champions at the Midlands Schools Combined Events Regional Championships, at The Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton on Saturday 27 June. Their win qualifies the boys for the ESAA (English Schools’ Athletics Association) National Combined Events Championships that will take place in Bedford in September.
Ben Smith, André Onyekwe, Anjola Okusanya and Vincent McNevin all put in outstanding individual performances in the five athletics Combined Events: 80m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump and 800m. Individually, Ben finished in 2nd place overall after an excellent run in the Hurdles setting a new school record of 14.1 seconds. André was 4th overall setting a new school record in the High Jump at 1.71 metres. Vincent broke the school’s 800m record running 2.15.6 minutes to finish in 5th place overall while Anjola won the Shot Putt to finish in 8th place overall. Together the boys’ formidable individual results ensured the Princethorpe Junior Boys claimed the team win.
Director of Sport, Lee Cassell, said, “The boys were incredible. They have been training hard this term with limited opportunities to compete. On Saturday they faced teams from across the Midlands and really rose to the challenge. Their team win is a fantastic achievement and I can’t wait to see them compete at the Nationals in September.”
It was an impressive performance by the boys.