Jack captures first county title

PUBLISHED: 14:23 18 January 2012




Sidcot School student Jack Slingsby won his first County Sports Hall title at the Avon Schools Sports Hall Championships held at Bristol Grammar School.

YEAR 8 student Jack Slingsby from Sidcot School won his first County Sports Hall title at the Avon Schools Sports Hall Championships held at Bristol Grammar School, when he won the standing triple jump with great jump of 6.62m.

It was also the first-ever title won by Sidcot School.

Taryn Selway Joseph of Priory School increased his reputation with a clear win in the two-lap race recording the second fastest time since 1986 with 23.6, and then won the long jump with 2.14m.

Harvey Flower of Nailsea School took gold in the shot with 8.25m, with Sidcot’s Sam White third.

Pippa Reilly of Backwell School won the girls’ two-lap in 26.1, while Alys Withers (Gordano) ran superbly to win tactically in the six-lap in 1.32.5. School colleague Sofie Anderson won the speed bounce with an impressive 79 bounces, while local student Adaora Chigbo won the shot with 8.45m.

Also impressive were Sarah Smith (Gordano), third in the two-lap where there were 48 starters. Imogen Fisher was third in the vertical jump with 48cm and Abigail Roach of Churchill third in the speed bounce.

In the Under-15 events, there were three golds for Sophie Thomas in the shot, speed bounce and vertical jump. Ryan Fowler (Gordano) won the speed bounce with 75. Tom Wilkins (Backwell) won two silvers in the long jump and triple jump.

With a record number of schools represented, the event goes from strength to strength. Organiser Dave Turner would like to thank all 
youngsters who took part, their schools for their support and to the many parents who made the atmosphere conducive to good performances.

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