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Athletics

Emma S – National Athletics Success

Having qualified last month at the Greater Manchester Schools Championships, Emma S in Year 10 competed at the English Schools Track & Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on the 13-14th of July, representing Greater Manchester. She competed against the most talented athletes from around the country in triple jump. In calm, warm conditions she jumped an impressive distance of 10m74 to come 10th in England even though she is only in the younger year of the U17 age group !

She travelled down by coach with the Greater Manchester team on the Thursday and stayed away in a hotel with the team for two nights. She had an amazing time and I’m sure it’s an experience she won’t forget and is hoping to qualify again next year! We are very proud of Emma’s achievement in this national competition and look forward to hearing of her continued success in the future!

Francesca finished 10th in the world!

Francesca in Year 12 represented the GB team in Tampere Finland for the U20 World Athletics Championships last weekend.

We are very proud to share that she finished in 10th position!  It was an amazing race and Francesca did extremely well. Her performance really does bode well for further success at an international level. We look forward to hearing of her achievements in the future!  Her race can be viewed by following this link and forwarding to 1:09:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ZkrTjc_i4

 

 

Francesca Qualifies for the U20 World Championships Final!

Amazing news that Francesca who is in Tampere, Finland competing at the U20 IAAF World Championships has qualified for the final on Sunday at 12.15 UK time.  This means that she is officially in the top 12 in the world for the 1500m!

The event can be accessed live on You Tube by searching IAAF U20 World Championships Live.  This link should work:

https://www.youtube.com/user/IAAF2012

Best of luck to Francesca in the final what an absolutely amazing achievement, we can’t wait to watch on Sunday.  We are so very proud!

 

English Schools Athletics Finals for Emma in Year 10

Good luck to Emma in Year 10 who is one of our extremely talented athletes who qualified to represent Greater Manchester in the English Schools Athletics Championships taking place this weekend.  She will travel to Birmingham to compete in the triple jump national final with the most talented athletes from around the country.

We know that she will do Greater Manchester proud!  Best of luck Emma, we are very proud of your achievements and can’t wait to hear of your success!

English Schools’ Athletics Success at regional level

Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who qualified for the Regional A final of the prestigious English Schools Track and Field Cup.  We were winners at Greater Manchester level and went to Robin Park, Wigan to compete against the best schools across the North West for a place at national finals in Gateshead.

The team were amazing in both the track and the field events with some superb performance and PB’s set.  We finished second place narrowly missing out on a place in the finals.  It is fair to say we were all truly devastated at being so close to that first place spot.

I am extremely proud of the team and the way they handled the whole situation, they are amazing athletes in their physical performance but also their manner and sportsmanship.  Well done my team!

Athletics Success for Francesca!

Last weekend Francesca won the National U20 Championship in the 1500m and is officially the best in Britain!  We are waiting news this weekend that she has achieved the time required to qualify for the World Championships .  What amazing news, we are very proud of you Francesca!

Francesca also raced in the senior Girl`s 800m at The Greater Manchester Schools and finished 1st in 2 minutes 9 seconds and broke the championship record set in 1995.   She has also qualified for the English Schools Championships, where she will be entered into 1500m.

Below is a picture of Francesca racing for Great Britain on May 20th at the Loughborough International where she set a PB of 4 minutes 18 seconds.

English Schools Athletics Success

Indoor athletics

The students representing the school in Athletics yesterday were very successful. The junior team (Years 7 and 8) finished fourth place overall with some very good individual successes, particularly mention should go to Olivia B in Year 8 for an exceptional 800m time. They will compete in the North West regional B final.

The intermediate team (Years 9 and 10) demonstrated their commitment and experience at the event finishing first place which takes them to the North West regional A final.  Particular mention goes to Kitty H for an amazing 9.85m throw in the shot putt earning the team maximum points and Emma S and Alice D for exceptional performances in both of their events.

Looking forward to success at North West level.

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Well done to the 9 students from AGGS who competed in the Manchester year 7 indoor athletics competition at Sports City this week. Some great performances showing some future potential. There were 18 teams at the competition; our squad came a respectable 6th.
Well done to Tara who came 2nd in the long jump.

Looking forward to seeing these athletes grow and strengthen ready for the English Schools Competitions next year.

Well Done

Year 7 Manchester Indoor Athletics

Cross Country Update 2017

The AGGS Cross Country team are very excited to be through to the National Final of the ESAA Cross Country Cup which will take place in Kent on 25th November.

This is their journey so far.

The local rounds of this competition started in October with 1690 teams taking part across England competing against other local schools in their county. AGGS competed against other local schools and Longford Park and qualified for the regional round as one of the top three teams. The regional round took place this weekend in Sedburgh. It was a very cold morning and the rain the night before made the already difficult course very very muddy. Through grit and determination AGGS qualified in 3rd place and are through to the National Final in Kent in 2 weeks time. Here they will face the best 3 teams from the North, South, East and West and will compete to become Champions of England.
The Team was Laura H, Alice D, Millie P, Charlotte L, Emma S and Aimee R.
Special mention needs to go to Aimee who actually completed most of the course with ONE SHOE after it getting stuck in the mud on the first corner!! A true display of determination and team spirit.
Well done everyone and good luck.

 

 

Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions 2017

AGGS are the Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions. 

AGGS team of 8 Athletes

Friday 13th October – 8 Athletes from AGGS set off to Sports City in Manchester for the Indoor Athletics Championships. Each athlete competed in one event each and there were some excellent individual performances.

Alice D was the star of the day winning a gold medal in the girls 300m with an impressive time of 44.62seconds.

Silver medals were awarded to Maddie L in the 60m hurdles, Laura H in the 800m  and Kitty H in the shot putt.

Emma S jumped an impressive 4m42cm in the long jump winning a bronze medal.

Mary W and Annie C ran in the 60m and 200m respectfully and both just missed out on medals by a few seconds. Millie P also had an excellent performance in the high jump sadly missing the medal mark by just a few cm.

The relay team (Emma, Mary, Annie and Alice) also came 4th in the girls 4x200m relay in a very fast competitive finish to the day.

With points being totted up it was very close between AGGS, St Peter’s and Trinity. However, with 199 points AGGS were presented with the winners trophy claiming first place over all.

All competitors were year 10 so will have another shot at retaining the trophy next year. Can they do the double?

Competitors with their medals and winners trophy
The girls having fun at the end of the day.