In beautiful sunshine but soaring temperatures, hundreds of children from around the country impressively competed in the ISA National Athletics Finals on Tuesday (19th June) at Alexander Stadium. Children from age 9 – 16 put on a real show of outstanding athletic ability, exemplary attitude, and sportsmanship that was well placed within an international sports arena that in the past has been graced by the likes Mo Farah and Jess Ennis.
Spectators were blessed with some remarkable performances and in total fifteen national records were broken.
We all knew it was going to be a successful day when Hannah L from Midlands (St Edwards) smashed the Year 7 British all-time javelin record, a distance of 41.66m; remember the name! The event continued to encourage awesome performances and records continued to tumble.
Serena V claimed another shot put record for the 10/11 girls, achieving a huge 15.91m.
High standards were maintained throughout the day, even throughout the relays when the competitors could quite understandably be wilting, records were still being surpassed. Four national relay records were broken.
Regardless of all the outstanding individual and team performances, the day must be remembered for the achievements of all who were there. To qualify for this event is a remarkable achievement and one that every competitor should be very proud of.
Eventually, all the points were accumulated and despite a strong challenge from London South, the eventual overall winners were London West who defended their 2016 crown. All the team results can be seen below and all event results can be found by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2Igu3h4
|Junior Girls||Junior Boys||Senior Girls||Senior Boys||Total|
|1||ISA – London West||89||108||212||187||596|
|2||ISA – North||82||99||146||173||500|
|3||ISA – London South||113||105||112||164||494|
|4||ISA – East Anglia||102||77||113||154||446|
|5||ISA – Midlands||64||58||168||141||431|
|6||ISA – South West||88||57||112||100||357|
|7||ISA – London North||45||55||101||132||333|