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Gold in hurdles and javelin for Gad’s at national athletics championship

Our seniors were crowned champions of the hurdles and javelin when they represented their region in the National Independent School Association athletics finals.

Year 10 student Bethany won the 80 metres hurdles final by 0.5 seconds, defeating the competitor who pipped her to the post in last year’s event.

And 14-year-old Edward’s final throw secured his victory in the javelin with a whopping 37.19m personal best score, winning the event with nearly five metres to spare.

Four pupils took part in the track and field competition and all performed superbly in a variety of athletic disciplines.

Henry, from year 10, and new to the long jump, collected a silver and went on to rank in the top five in the 100 metre sprint with an impressive sub-12 seconds result.

Year eight sprinter Zara was reserve for her event but gallantly accepted when asked to take part in the 1500 metre race, securing yet more points for her region.

Adding to her gold medal, Bethany also won a bronze in the 300 metre race after standing-in for an absent teammate.

Games teacher Mr Jelfs said: “Our children worked well as a team, supporting others’ events and taking part in last minute races as well as excelling in their own.

“For such a small school we have some very talented and committed athletes and I am proud to be part of their coaching squad.”