Notts athletes shine at English Schools' Championships
NOTTS athletes shone at the Aviva English Schools' Track and Field Championships in Birmingham.
At the Alexandra Stadium, pupils from across the county turned in top-notch displays, winning two individual gold medals at the two-day event.
Both came on the opening day with Farnborough School pupil Montel Nevers the first to win gold, recording 13.14m in the triple jump, a personal best.
A second gold medal came courtesy of Ashley Gilder (Holgate School), he won the intermediate boys hammer with a throw of 64.89m.
On day one, Notts athletes started brightly.
Charlotte Gair (Joseph Whittaker) won bronze in the senior girls' discus with a throw of 42.99m.
Thomas Peters (All Saints School) took silver in the junior boys' javelin with a new personal best of 60.07m.
And then Joseph Whitaker pupil Chris Clarke secured bronze in the intermediate boys' shot with a putt of 14.20m.
Joseph Whitaker School had six athletes in the team – a record for any Notts School.
On day two, David Largerburg (Joseph Whitaker) won bronze in the 400m with a new personal best, 48.27s and Anna Davies (Bluecoat School) came third in the 80m hurdles in 11.79s.
Over the two days, other notable performances came from Bethany Mitchell (Ashfield School) in the senior girls hammer, throwing 46.73m to take fourth, while Tesni Ward (Worksop College) was fourth in the senior girls' javelin. Elijah Skervin (Emmanuel School) was fourth in the senior 100m – a mere 1/100th of a second off a medal.
Stuart Street (Joseph Whitaker), took fifth in the junior boys' long jump, while Doug Musson (Bramcote Hills) was sixth in the inter boys' steeplechase with a personal best time of 4.33.92.
Greg Millar (Minster School) was ninth in the senior boys' javelin and Chloe Elphick (Brunts School) was eighth with a personal best in the inter girls' triple jump.
Chloe Bradley (Elizabethan School, Retford) set a personal best in the 400m of 57.51.
Others who gained personal bests were Michael Constante (Nottingham High School), seventh in his heat in the junior boys' 800m with 2.07.04; Jack Phillips (Fernwood) seventh in his heat of the junior boys' 800m in 2.06.79 and Hannah Stevenson who finished sixth in the senior girls' 200m final, gaining a personal best of 25.58 in the earlier rounds.
The Notts team won the intermediate boys' group and was fourth in the junior boys.
The senior girls' group was fourth, improving on the sixth place from last year.