25th May, 2020

Multiple medal haul for AGS pupils

Liam Moakes 18th May, 2017 Updated: 18th May, 2017

TALENTED track and field athletes from Alcester Grammar School won numerous titles at the Warwickshire Schools Combined Events Championships.

Pupils competed over two days in multiple disciplines against schools from across Warwickshire.

Year seven pupils competed in four events (80m, shot put, long jump, 600m) and Sophie Ross was crowned champion in the individual girls’ competition.

Her success was instrumental in helping AGS to win the girls’ team event with Maddie Gregory and Chloe Cavanagh.

Evan McWhirter was third in the boys’ event and Matt Bexson and Ben Hudson were close behind as the trio finished second as a team.

More successes followed as the year eight/nine teams won both the boys’ and girls’ team events (hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump, 800m).

Maddie Clark took the individual girls’ title and Evie Beard and Freya Ramsay both produced very creditable performances to finish in the top 13 among more than 40 athletes.

The boys produced some very consistent results as Adam Farrow came third, George Fox-Rowe fourth and Morgan Eagle fifth in a field of 35.

This is a fantastic achievement considering two students are at the younger end of this age bracket.

In the year ten/11 boys’ octathlon (hurdles, long jump, shot put, 400m, javelin, discus, high jump, 1,500m), events were spread across two days and there were some outstanding Alcester performances which resulted in yet another team win.

All Alcester competitors finished in the top 12 of 30 athletes to win by almost 2,000 points.

Zephan Boxall was desperately close to winning the boys’ individual title, missing out by just nine points.

AGS head of physical education, Charley Thomas, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all of the students involved and is testament to the hard work they put in during lessons and clubs week in, week out.

“We value athletics highly as a physical education department and it’s wonderful to see our students reaping the rewards from the programme.”

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