Greater Manchester Schools Heptathlon and Octathlon 22nd and 23rd June Carlisle

Greater Manchester Schools Heptathlon and Octathlon 22nd and 23rd June Carlisle

The English Schools Championships were held on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of June at Sheepmount Stadium Carlisle, the club had 2 representatives competing U17’s girl Sophie Williams and U17’s boy Joe Partington, both athletes were chosen to compete for the Greater Manchester team. It turned out to be an unbelievable 2 days for both of them, each of them performing superbly in all their events.

Sophie had 7 events and stated the day of with the 80 metre Hurdles 100 metres running a PB of 13.6 which put her in 7th position she then did the High jump and jumped a poor 1.26 but somehow still maintained her 7th position. Her next event was Shot where she maintained her position with a good throw of 7.81 and finished the day off with the 200 metres running 28.3 moving herself into 6th place. Sophie started the 2nd day off with Long Jump where she jumped 4.89 a massive PB which moved her up to 5th, she followed this with a throw of 25.90 in the Javelin and a good 2.39 run in the 800 metres and finishing in 4th overall just 4 points off 3rd with a score of 3467 points, Sophie qualified for the ENGLISH SCHOOLS final in Birmingham in her own right but is going as part of the Greater Manchester Team who actually won the event.

Joe had 8 events to do over the 2 days and started with Long Jump where he jumped 5.27 which put him in 8th place, Joe then did Discus and Javelin throwing 20.79 and 38.27 respectively and moving him into 6th position. He finished the day off with the 400 metres running a time of 55.0 seconds which put him into 5th position at the end of day 1.Joe’s first event on Sunday was the 100 metre Hurdles his least favourite event but he still ran a good 18.1 which dropped him down to 7th place. His last 3 events were High Jump with a jump of 1.44, he threw 9.47 in Shot and ran 5.05 in the 1500 metres putting him in 8th position at the end of the completion with 3427 points. Unfortunately Joe just missed out on qualifying for the finals.


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