A successful weekend for BBHAC athletes at the English Schools athletics championships in Birmingham – 30 June – 1st July
The English Schools Athletics Championships is the annual highlight of the athletics calendar for many of our junior athletes and as it is one of the most competitive events of this type in the world. It is indeed a great honour to be selected by your county schools association. Many athletes competing at this event go on to represent their country in athletics and in other sports.
Our club were lucky enough to have 29 athletes selected, with three reserves, representing 6 counties (Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex and Berkshire). Well done to all who were selected!
Our athletes excelled themselves with 19 making the finals in their respective events and the following winning medals in their individual events –
Junior Girls: Cheyenne Nketia – 3rd, 100m 12.45, PB
Junior Boys: Charlie Platt 1st, Pole Vault, 3.80m; Joshua Dako 3rd High Jump, 1.81m PB
Intermediate Girls: *Qi Chi Ukpai, 1st Triple Jump, 12.21m PB; *Daisy Snell, 1st Long Jump, 5.83m PB
Intermediate Boys: *Rayhan Mourtada, 1st 100mH, 13.12; James Beecroft, 3rd, 100m, 10.81 PB
Senior Girls: Faith Akinbileje, 1st 100m, 11.78; Cleo Agyepong, 1st Shot Putt, 14.69m
Senior Boys: Daniel Goriola, 2nd 110mH, 13.61 PB
*Indicates those coming either 1st or 2nd in their event in the intermediate age group will go on to represent England Schools in the SIAB International event (vs Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) in Scotland the following weekend.