Highbridge school pupils win medals at regional athletics competition
group of pupils from Highbridge's King Alfred School were celebrating
yesterday (Sunday) after success at a regional athletics event.
from Year 7 achieved individual and team success at the South
West Regional Schools Biathle Championship, held at Leweston School
in Sherborne, Dorset.
sees the young athletes completing a timed 500 metre run and a
50-metre swim followed by another 500 metre run - demanding high
levels of stamina and fitness.
places at the end of the race provided points towards the team
total and with the King Alfred school pupils securing 1st (Elizabeth
Tolley), 3rd (Ella Dollwery) and 4th (Rebecca Mercer) in a very
competitive, gruelling race, they in fact scored the best team
total of all age and gender categories for the whole day.
came from across the region to take part and the standard was
very high despite the blustery and wet weather conditions.
from St Andrews VC school also participated and performed well
with Anya Snowball of Year 4 coming second in her race and Catherine
Tolley finishing third in the girls Year 6 race.
Jo Snowball and Sandra Smithers surprised themselves - but not
the vocal travelling support - with outstanding runs and swims
in the parents/teachers competition, securing second and third
places respctively in the senior ladies race.
(top): Left to right - Ella Dollery, Elizabeth Tolley and Rebecca
Mercer; (centre) Tom Dollery, Anya Snowball, Catherine Tolley
and Thomas Smithers; and (above) Jo Snowball and Sandra Smithers