National Prep Schools Athletics Finals
Both Elliot and Florence travelled to Nuneaton on Monday to compete in the National Prep Schools Finals. This was following their success at one of the regional qualifiers which we attended earlier in the term in Doncaster.
With prep schools from all over the UK being in attendance, competition was tough but nonetheless Elliot and Florence performed extremely well in this competitive field.
In the discus, Elliot threw consistently and finished in an impressive 4th place from a field of seventeen competitors. Similarly, his Javelin throws were also consistent and he was sitting in 3rd place at the end of the first round. This put him in a final round with the eight best throwers. Elliot did not throw near his potential on the day though a strong headwind would definitely have played a part in this. He did incredibly well to finish 5th overall in this event.
Florence qualified for the 1500m, having ran an impressive personal best in qualifying in Doncaster. The final saw seventeen athletes battling it out over the 1500m with Florence very much holding her own. She ran another personal best of 5.28.8, which put her in a creditable 6th place overall. A strong finish led to her overtaking an athlete in the final 150m stretch.
A super performance by both our athletes on the national stage! Well done.