A fantastic day for all the Humberside team at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for the English Schools track and field national finals, the 4th largest athletics event in the world! Later this year the stadium will start a redevelopment programme ready for the commonwealth games.
They whole team have impressed with their enthusiasm, support for each other and commitment.
Day 1 (Friday 12th July 2019) saw the first medals for Humberside with silver for Shaun Kerry in the senior hammer and also silver for Archie Yeo in the Intermediate long jump.
Holly Adams narrowly missed bronze in the shot. Sarah Robinson came 9th in the senior hammer- 5 places above her ranking.
Ella Greenway has impressed in the 800m and runs in the final tomorrow. Jodie Martin was 4th in her heat for 800m. Venus Morgan has made the 100m hurdle final tomorrow. Carmen Brooks threw over 10m in the shot. Lukas Bradshaw held his own in very windy conditions in the discus. The inter girls relay squad went under 50 seconds for the first time.
Naiomi Mwambire made her national final debut in the triple jump narrowly missing her pb in the heats and a place in the final. Junior girls relay squad exceeded expectations and have shown true teamwork. Elsa Thompson was 0.03 off her 200m pb in windy conditions.
Looking forward day 2 of the competition, which will also see the athlete's parade.
The sun is shining on the humberside team arriving at Alexander Stadium
Shaun Kerry silver medalist
Ella Greenway pulling away from the pack in the 800m semi-final
Archie Yeo with his silver medal jump
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