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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.

Athletics Success

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.

Ms O’neal