On Thursday 20 June the Year 9 and 10 athletics teams attended the Bolton Town Athletics Championships which was held this year at Leigh Sports village.
There were some outstanding performances from the girls against stiff opposition with lots of new personal best performances achieved.
After securing wins in 7 out of their 11 events during the course of the afternoon, the Year 9 team were crowned overall town Champions with the Year 10 team finishing in a very creditable 3rd place.
Particular mention to the following Year 9 girls who became Town champions in their respective events: Poppy Donohue in the 200m; Lucy Dixon in the 1500m; Elizabeth Williamson in the long jump and high jump events - she also set a new Town Record of 5.15m in the Long Jump; Olivia Maguire in the Discus and Javelin who also set a new Town Record of 32.45m in the javelin and the relay team of Martha Halford, Alicia Backhouse, Caitlin Nuttall, Elizabeth Williamson.
Following on from the success of Year 9, there was double cause to celebrate a week later as the Year 7 and Year 8 athletics teams brought home not one but both age groups trophies. After recording wins in the relay, the High Jump and the 800m, the Year 7 team were placed first in their competition. Further wins in the Year 8 relay along with the 800m and long jump events was also enough to secure victory for the Year 8 team.
Again, particular mention to the following Year 7 & 8 girls who became Town champions in their respective events: Jade Sprott in the 800m; Ilham Nagi in the Long Jump; Elena Bartalotta in the 800m; Pip Nuttall in the High Jump; Ilham Nagi, Blythe Cordwell, Jade Sprott, Ella Brophy in the 4 x 100m relay team and the Year 7 Relay team of Anna Brennand, Pip Nuttall, Elena Bartalotta, Ogechi Umeadi.
Well done to all girls who represented the school and for winning three out of four Town Championships.