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Bromsgrove's athletics youngsters impress with medal haul

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th Jun, 2017

BROMSGROVE students returned with an array of medals after competing at the Hereford and Worcester County Schools’ Championships.

Youngsters from Bromsgrove School, North Bromsgrove High School and South Bromsgrove impressed despite the blustery conditions at Nunnery Wood in Worcester last Saturday.

Runners had been selected to compete after going through school and district competitions. Those who performed well also have the potential to earn selection to the Mason Trophy (inter-counties competition) and then to represent H&W Schools in the forthcoming national competition (English Schools’ Athletic Association Championships).

Both these events will be held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Sam Jones (North Bromsgrove High School) took two County Championship titles, winning gold in both the junior boys’ 100 metres and 200m, while there was a gold and silver medal for junior boy Sam Roberts (Bromsgrove School), who was first in the long jump and second in the 80m hurdles.

In the intermediate girls’ events, Olivia Corcoran (Bromsgrove School) won the 80m hurdles and was second in the triple jump.

Stewart Greenhalgh (South Bromsgrove) took two silver medals in the intermediate boys’ long jump and 400m, just missing out to Josh Pearson (St Augustine’s, Redditch) in the latter.

In the senior girls’ competition, Candy Lockett (Bromsgrove School) secured gold in the hammer with a new record of 44.94m and also claimed silver medals in the shot putt and discus while Liv Worth (South Bromsgrove) completed a golden double in the 400m and 800m.

In the senior boys’ competition, Archie Freer placed first in both the hammer and shot putt while fellow Bromsgrove School student Harry Liversidge won the triple jump and came second in both the 100m hurdles and 200m.

Georgy Muradov (Bromsgrove School) gained medals of all colours, coming first in the 400m, second in the 800m and third in the triple jump.