Alton Wins Big at District Athletics Meet
Palmer Park was bathed in sunshine to welcome in the Senior Athletes. This was a very challenging competition and the girls from Alton certainly stepped up brilliantly. The U15 team came back with 15 medals and produced some of their best athletics to date. Rose FitzGerald won the long jump with a brilliant jump and received a silver medal for her performance in the 200 metres. Eve Maher won the 100 metres in brilliant fashion and came second in the long jump. Nellie Fisher came third in the shot put demonstrating a fine throw. Jemima Hodges produced a great performance in the 800 metres to win her silver medal. Sophia Alexander flew over the hurdles to gain her bronze medal. Beth Thorpe in the 75 metres hurdles produced an outstanding performance to take the gold medal and also received “The Bishop Trophy”, for the best track performance of the Championships. To then top off their day the U15 relay team stormed into first place by a massive distance to take the gold medal. The relay team:- Eve Maher, Jemima Hodges, Sophia Alexander and Rose FitzGerald. The U15 team finished in third place overall which is a fantastic achievement.
In the U17 competition an excellent performance was recorded for Emily Killing in the 200m and she was awarded a silver medal. A fine performance in the 300 metres by Bella Gaynor, achieving a bronze medal and a personal best time. Rhianna Woods had a great triumph in the triple jump and in her first competition she achieved a bronze medal. The U17 relay team ran a fantastic race coming in in third place each receiving a Bronze medal. The team:- Emily Killing Anna Buckmaster Charlotte Prince and Izzie Nesbitt. Overall the team finished in 5th place.
Rose FitzGerald, Emily Killing and Jemima Hodges have qualified for the District Team.
Well done to all the competitors, it was an amazing day with all the athletes giving their best