Hampshire Schools Athletics Track Knock Out Competition – 2014

July 4, 2014

In May 2014 the first round of the competition was held at Southampton Sports Centre. There were excellent performances on the track from our exceptional boys and girls teams. Alex Forster won the 1500m, beating the runner up by a fantastic 13 seconds. Unfortunately the boys team did not progress to the next round, coming 4th by only 2 points.

The Girls team won! They made it straight through to the semi-final. All the girls were placed 3rd or above in their individual events and stormed home in the 400m Relay to win in a time of 56.3secs. Particular congratulations go to Beth Wilcock and Jess Warwick who won all of their events and who were also part of the Relay Team.

The Semi-Finals were held at the Winchester Track at the beginning of June. The competition was far stronger but several of the girls knocked seconds off their previous time. The Relay Team gained an impressive 3rd place and we were thrilled finish in second place overall. So – off to the final!

The Final was held in June as part of the Hampshire Youth Games at the Military Stadium in Aldershot. The standard was very high. There were some excellent track performances with many records broken. Again, our team found a new level of performance with several girls performing faster than in previous events. In particular Sarah Goulding, Jess Warwick and Beth Wilcock exceeded expected times on the track. We didn’t get into the top 3 places– BUT what a fantastic season these girls have had.