There were 14 schools altogether and some tough competition – Manchester area is traditionally a very strong area for athletics.
The girls competed in 60m, 60m Hurdles, 200m, 300m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot, High Jump and 4x200m relay. We gave some very good individual performances and gained 6 individual medals out of the 9 events.
Maddie 60m hurdles Gold
Kitty Shot Silver
Anna 60m Silver
Laura 800m Bronze
Millie High Jump Bronze
Emma Long Jump Bronze
The girls predicted that they would come about 7th or 8th and were delighted when the results put us in 2nd place behind Wright Robinson – with the same points total but we had one gold and they had 3 so they were presented as winners. A fantastic effort and many of the officials and coaches came over to congratulate the girls on their performance and said how well they had done to beat so many Manchester schools.
However, over that weekend I received a call from the organiser to say that there had been an error with the placings in the 300m. Charlotte had been given 6th place when actually she had come 4th. So that meant we actually scored more points that Wright Robinson and were the rightful winners!! Martin the organiser brought the trophy to school the following week.
Well done to Laura, Maddie, Millie, Emma, Kitty, Mary, Anna, Charlotte and Holly on their superb team effort.