Bridlington School sports round-up

Mollie Howarth, Danny Wilson and Josh Walkington.
Mollie Howarth, Danny Wilson and Josh Walkington.

The latest news from Bridlington School students.

East Riding Athletics Trials

A team of athletes from Bridlington School attended the East Riding County Athletics Trials at Costello Stadium in Hull.

They included, from Year 8, Josh Walkington (100m, high jump, long jump), Mollie Howarth (high jump), Sophie Bonnett (long jump, high jump, 100m), Lydia Rands (shot putt), and from Year 10, Jacob Langton (discus) and Jak Sanderson (shot putt).

All of the athletes tried their best against students from all the other East Riding schools, to compete for a place in the East Riding team.

Walkington did amazingly well to come in the top three in all of his events, and qualify for the East Riding team, as did Howarth who jumped a new competition best of 1.37m.

Bonnett did really well to reach a new personal best in the long jump, which nearly broke the 4m mark, but unfortunately she didn’t make the county team this time, and although Rands tried her best in the shot putt, she also missed out on qualifying.

From Year 10, Langton came third in the discus throw, with a personal best of over 25m and qualified for the East Riding team.

Sanderson also threw well, to take fourth in the shot-putt, but he didn’t manage to qualify this time.

Humberside Track and Field Championships

The annual Humberside Track and Field Championships at Costello Stadium in Hull attracts competitors from Hull, the East Riding, North and South Lincolnshire.

Josh Walkington and Mollie Howarth from Year 8 at Bridlington School and Danny Wilson from Year 12 all represented the East Riding Team in their respective events.

Walkington had a great run in his 100m heat, with a time of 13.1seconds, against boys a school year older than him. He then went on to win the junior boys long jump event with a massive personal best of 5.08m, and become Humberside champion for 2014.

Howarth faced a very tough competition in the junior girls’ high jump, against many very experienced athletes a year older than herself. She tried her best, but on the day things didn’t go her way and she didn’t quite manage to equal her PB.

Wilson has moved up an age group to senior level this year, and is now throwing the 6kg shot. However, he still excelled with his throws, and with his best throw of 9.93m, was again crowned Humberside champion, for the third consecutive year

Bridlington Area Biathlon

Towards the end of May, a number of athletes from Bridlington School took part in the Schools Biathlon, organised by the Yorkshire Area Pentathlon Team, at Bridlington Sports Hall on Gypsey Road, which consisted of a 50m swim, followed by a 800m run outside.

The Year 7 team of Brandon Haigh, Morgan Stephenson and William Lowe did very well, to finish in first place and qualify for the Yorkshire Schools Biathlon at Driffield in July.

The Year 7 girls, Jessica Harrison and Courtney Dale also competed very well, to come first and second in the individual competition.

In Year 8, Ryan Honess finished fifh overall, with a great run.

Thank you to Ann Marshall, Sheena Martindale and helpers from Yorkshire Pentathlon and all the Bridlington School Sports Leaders, for helping to run the event.