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Runner-up spots at team athletics

THORP ACADEMY Year 7 students were in the medals when they delivered in school colours at the Gateshead Indoor Athletics competition.

THORP ACADEMY’S Year 7 students were in the medals when they delivered in school colours at the Gateshead Indoor Athletics competition.

The boys and girls impressed PE teacher and team coach Fern Coulson with their attitudes and approach as they both claimed second places at the event.

Miss Coulson said: “All students had an excellent work ethos and worked as a team to generate as many points as they could to finish where they did.”

The Year 7 boys competed in the morning. James Cleugh set the tone with a first place in the vertical jump before Jamie Lane won the speed bounce. Joseph Swanston and Joseph Lonergan then finished second in their respective events, the eight lap and six lap races.

Then when it was the girls’ turn on the afternoon there was also a runner-up team finish.

Tilly Wallace, Lucy Webster, Jessica Milburn and Jasmine Sillence all combined to win both of their relay events in the 4x 1 lap and 4x 2 lap.


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