Outstanding performances at Regional Sportshall finals
On Sunday 22nd January 14 girls and 12 boys competed in the U11 Regional Sportshall Finals at Grantham. Sportshall athletics provides athletes with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of athletic disciplines in an indoor setting, which are all designed to provide a sound platform for athletes to learn and perfect techniques for the all athletic disciplines.
To be selected for the team, the athletes had all taken part in a 4 week Sportshall athletes league run by the Northamptonshire Athletics Network, the first time that this league had been organised in the county. From that the Network selected squads and ran training days to assist with preparation for the Regional event. The level of competition was very high with some outstanding individual performances. The winner of the Boys' League was Morgan Potter (Corby AC) and the Girls' winner Katie Print (Daventry AC). At the regional finals on Sunday the girls team finished 5th, whilst the boys came in 4th.
Outstanding individual girls performances came from;
- Katie Print (Daventry AC) – 2nd in Speed Bounce
- Caitlin Wilson (Daventry AC) – 3rd in Chest Push
- Laurone Ager (R&N AC) – 1st in Vertical Jump.
Outstanding individual boys performances came from;
- Morgan Potter (Corby AC) – 2nd in Standing Triple Jump
- James McIntyre (Corby AC) – 1st in Target Throw
- William Rhodes (Corby AC) – 3rd in Javelin
It was a great day and the athletes seemed to all really enjoy themselves!
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