Monday, 20th August 2018
JUNIOR athletics team overcomes host of injury hurdles
A JUNIOR athletics team has overcome a host of injury hurdles to compete at English schools level.
Sporting students at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, took part in the English Schools' Athletics Championships in Hull.
The squad which included Brogan Wood, Yasmin Marshall, Kayleigh Stewart, Lois Bell, Daisy Grange, Amber Williamson, Amy Parker, Lucy Godfrey, Ruby Wilbor, Holly Morton, Lucy Robinson, Becksy Wilkin, Beth Swales-Williams and Ruby Cullen, took 4th position from a field of ten schools in the annual track and field event.
Head of sports faculty Anna Harvey said: “Our junior squad is a fantastic team that put in a lot of hard work and effort on the day.
“We had a few injuries which could have affected us but a number of people stepped up to fill the gaps which was great to see.
“The school has a strong athletics team, across all year groups, with very committed and enthusiastic athletes which bodes well for our success in future competitions.”
Year 8 squad member Amber Williamson, 13, of Northallerton, who finished second in the 75m hurdles, added: “It was a challenging competition against all of the other schools but also a lot of fun.
“I though the whole team performed really well, we had a great team spirit, despite a few injury worries, and it was a great achievement overall.”