Thursday, 20 June 2019
Great Success at Mercia Athletics with four qualifying for the Nationals
Twenty Four Abberley athletes competed at the Mercia Athletics event at Stourport recently which is a qualifying event for the National Prep Schools Athletics Championships held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on 1st July. Twenty seven schools competed and to qualify you have to win your event or come second and achieve the qualifying standard. Four of our athletes, Ed P (High Jump), Ed R-D, (Javelin), Emma C (800m) and Oscar P (Shot) all qualified and are now looking forward to the big event on 1st July. A few other athletes were very close either finishing 3rd or second but not quite reaching the qualifying standard.
Everyone in the school does athletics regularly in PE lessons, Games and in break time and evening sessions. It was great for those who have been achieving the required standard to get the opportunity to compete against strong competition on a proper tartan track.
Good luck to those four competing at The Nationals!