Athletics: Pearson makes the grade at nationals

WILLIAM Edwards pupil James Pearson made the grade to enter the England Athletics U15 & U17 National Championships.

Pearson was entered in the shot putt, discus and 80m hurdles.

Going into the championships, James had a personal goal of making it through to the final of each discipline and possibly coming away with a personal best in one, which is exactly what he did.

James came eighth in the final of the discus with a throw of 37.08m. James then went onto finish 5th in the final of the shot putt with a throw of 13.81.

Pearson rounded off the day coming in 6th place in the 80m hurdles. James’ official time in the heat of the 80m hurdles was a personal best of 11.28s which is the 4th fastest time this year.

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