Sunday, July 21, 2024

Athletics: Wonderful performances by Theo and Funminiyi in English Champs

THURROCK Harrier athletes have been busy competing in national school competitions.

Theo Adesina

At the English School Track & Field Championship held in Birmingham (13th & 14th July) Theo Adesina (William Edwards), Funminiyi Olajide (William Edwards), & Ruby Bridger (Hathaway Academy) represented Essex.

Theo won silver in Long Jump with a personal best of 6.92 in the Inter Boys competition which earned him his 2nd England vest. Funminiyi, in Inter-Girl competition, won Bronze in LJ with 5.81. She also earned her 1st England Vest; Funminiyi and Theo are both heading to Edinburgh on Saturday (21st July) representing England.
Ruby as 1st year Inter-Girl reached the semi final in 80mHurdle with 11.77s

The English Schools Cup Final held in Gateshead on 7th July also saw Chloe Brand compete with Coopers & Coburn School, not only did she win the 300m with a pb of 46.3 but her year group won.


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