NUNNERY Wood in Worcester was the venue for the Hereford and Worcester County Schools’ Track & Field Athletics Competition on Saturday and there were some impressive performances from Pershore High School’s Tom Kenwright who claimed two gold medals.
Qualification to the championships came through District Schools’ Competitions for the young athletes, who now had the opportunity to compete not only for Schools’ County Championship titles but also to impress the selectors for the ‘Mason Trophy’ competition which takes place this coming Saturday, when there is the opportunity to represent the county in the annual Inter-Counties Competition at the prestigious Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
The weather was kind and the conditions good which led to some excellent performances.
In the intermediate boys competitions Kenwright took gold in the 100m in 11.2sec and then went on to run 22.7sec in the 200m for his second gold of the day.
It was also a successful day for Jack Hocking in the Intermediate competitions. Jack, from Blessed Edward Oldcorne RC College in Worcester, won the 400m in 51.6sec and the long jump in which he was the only athlete to make it over the 6-metre mark (6.22m).
Ellie Ravenscroft from Royal Grammar School, Worcester, not only took the Schools’ Championship title but also broke the championship record with a leap of 5.23m in the intermediate girls long jump competition and ran 42.9sec to take the gold in the 300m.
Nunnery Wood student Cara Clarke jumped 4.51m to win the junior girls long jump competition, whilst Daniel Banks from Tudor Grange Academy Worcester broke two championship records in winning the junior boys 100m in 11.0sec and the 200m in 23.1sec.