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Sports Report – Year 9 & 10 Bolton Athletics Championships

The weather was very different to last week when Year 9 and 10 travelled to Leverhulme Park to compete in the Bolton Athletics Championships Wednesday. Athletes have been working hard practising after school and all their hard work paid off with many superb performances. 

Sharples also managed to bring home a number of medals with some outstanding individual performances. Stand out medal performances were as follows:

Harvey K narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the 300m but then achieved bronze in the triple jump with a superb jump just under 10 metres. Harvey wasn’t the only student to have success in the triple jump as Year 9 student Jayden W won silver. Abigail A was the stand out performer from the throwing events and won a silver medal after being beaten to the gold by the smallest of margins. 

In the long distance events, Marcus V was the star performer and made light work of the 1500m race finishing it in an incredible 4 minutes 45 seconds and narrowly missing out on the school record. Marcus trains regularly outside of school and it was evident in his race as he finished a long way ahead of the other competitors. 

The star of the day from all schools was Year 9 student Cherie U who continues to make a name for herself, not just in the Borough but nationally. Cherie achieved 3 gold medals on the day in the 100m, 200m and triple jump. Cherie jumped over 14 metres to secure a gold in the triple jump and then breezed to a gold medal in the 100m with a time of 12.11 seconds and broke a school record in the process. Her performance of the day was in the 200m though, which saw her not only gain a gold medal, smash the school record but also break the Town record which has stood since 1979 with an incredible time of 26.2 seconds.