Francesca in Year 13 has had the amazing opportunity to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4th 2018. She was one of ten athletes selected to travel to France to compete in the team and individual event.
The race took place on a fast and rather flat route under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Francesca was England’s individual star of the English Schools’ AA team and won a bronze medal behind Ella Heeney of Australia in the U18 Girls’ race! What a magnificent achievement.
This follows her selection to race in Belgium in February where she won a silver medal. Francesca is athlete with immense talent and that coupled with her sheer hard work and determination has resulted in the ultimate accolade of representing her country gaining national honours. We are extremely proud of you Francesca and look forward to seeing you on the world cross country stage in the future!
AGGS are the Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics Champions.
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?
On Wednesday 13th May, the Years 8, 9 and 10 athletics teams were involved in Trafford Schools’ competition. The year 9s finished as runners up and year 8 and 10 came third.
More importantly, from this competition Victoria, Leyla, Lizzy, Amy, Olivia, Sophie and Francesca have reached the qualifying standard for selection to the Trafford team which competes in the Greater Manchester Competition in June.
On Thursday 14th May, the Junior and Intermediate Athletics teams competed in Round 1 of the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup. Both teams won their respective competitions – the Juniors by a massive 28 points ahead of second place. They now progress to the North West Regional Finals of the competition, which will be held sometime between 11th and 17th June.