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Millbrook Athletic Achievement

posted 5 Aug 2013, 02:00 by Google Google   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 02:01 ]
A small but dedicated team of athletes from Millbrook were in action at Crypt School for the Gloucester District Athletics. All the athletes were pushed to their limits by some very good competitors. However some superb performances were seen from the Millbrook athletes.

Jordan Stevens of year 8 won the Junior Boys 300m in a time of 42.0 seconds, a fantastic performance considering he was competing against many boys from year 9. Callum Newman of year 9 came 1st in the Junior Boys 100m event in a fantastic time of 11.21 seconds . Ed Bogue was our star thrower of the day coming 2nd in both the Junior Boys Discus (26.06m) and Shot Put (11.28m). In the Inter Boys High Jump Dan Sweet was the stand out performer coming 1st with a PB clearance of 1.60m. Representing the girls success were Paulina Zwieszkowska and Cheyanne Jones who came joint first in the Inter Girls Long Jump with a distance of 3.85m.

All the athletes mentioned above are now in line to represent Gloucester District in the County Games and we wish them every success going forward. 

The county championships saw Daniel Sweet, Ed Bogue and Callum Newman all head off to try and gain representation for Gloucestershire. A sunny day with many participants saw the Prince of Wales Stadium come alive with competition and our students rose to the challenge. Ed Bogue headed out for the shot put and put in a valiant throw. He finished 2nd in the year 9 boys, but sadly despite being second in the county, his distance didn’t allow selection for the country championship.

Daniel Sweet had a difficult competition with no-one to compete against in the U17 group for High Jump. He flew over his first 2 heights, and as the bar raised to 1.60m he had two fails in quick succession. He gave himself some time, and allowed the wind to stop swirling, but he was unable to match his district height of 1.60m. On a positive note, the county selectors could see potential and he was granted a place on the coach to Exeter.

Callum Newman was unable to compete on the day, but we are very proud of the opportunity he was given to get this far. Fingers crossed for his excellence to be identified again next year.