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Chere U – English Schools Athletics Championships

A huge congratulations to Cherie U (Year 10) who competed at the English Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham over the weekend. Cherie raced in the IG 100m heat on Friday and out of 34 athletes, qualified as the 4th fastest which secured her place in the final on Saturday. Stepping up with the 8 fastest U17 athletes, Cherie ran a brilliant race and finished 4th in the final, 0.03 seconds outside of a medal position! Not letting that deflate her and within the hour of her running in the 100m final, Cherie competed in the 4x100m relay. Going into the 4th leg and home straight, Greater Manchester were placed in 4th position. However, with Cherie on the baton, she managed to quickly catch the 2 athletes in front of her and helped secure Greater Manchester 2nd place! They missed out on 1st place by 0.04 seconds which was won by Middlesex. A fantastic achievement, especially competing as the lower age in the U17 category.