For a small county Cornwall held its own at the All England Schools Athletic Championships that were held in Birmingham last Friday & Saturday.
Star athlete was Molly Caudery (Truro Coll) who won the senior girls pole vault. She lived up to her no.1 UK ranking by setting a new Championship best performance of 4.20m. She was the last athlete competing in the stadium on Saturday with even the track events completed as she moved the bar up and up.
Not to be out done her brother Fynley (Truro Coll) won a silver medal the previous day in the senior boys pole vault with a personal best performance of 4.40m.
Friday morning had started with that silver medal followed by Sam Brereton (Wade) winning the gold medal for the junior boys high jump, again living up to his no1 UK ranking. Katie Hughes (Hel) did a personal best in the heats of the senior girls 1500m.
The first event Saturday was another silver medal with Aaron Worgan (R.Lander) in the junior boys discus. Pole vault was a real medal winner for Cornwall as Lucy Allen (Wade) gained a bronze medal in the junior girls event. Lucy Hughes (Helston) was 6th in the same event.
Finn Birnie (Truro) progressed to the final of the Inter boys 1500m finishing in a fine 8th place. Grace Brock (M.Bay) also progressed to the final of the Inter girls 1500m finishing strongly in 10th place. Another finalist was Joe Bacon (Truro Coll) in the senior boys 400m hurdles who was 8th. Georgia Doyle-Lay (Truro Coll) in her final English Schools before setting off to university in America was 9th in the senior girls shot.
Sam Brereton & Aaron Worgan were the proud winners of the John Leeworthy Cup for the most points scored in the junior boys minor counties.
Junior boys. H.Jump 1.S.Brereton 1.87 ns. Discus 2. A.Worgan 42.06 ns. 800m B.Mclellan (Tretherras) 2.06.93 ht.
Inter Boys. 1500m 8.F.Birnie 4.05.60 (4.04.10 ht) H.Mier (Truro) 4.09.97 ht. 800m L.Cotterill (Treth) 2.01.88 ht. 400m Hurd K.Cairney (Penrice) 58.54 ht.
Senior Boys P.Vault 2. F.Caudery 4.40 pb. 400m hurd 8. J.Bacon 57.51 (57.43 ht)
Junior Girls. P.Vault 3.L.Allen 3.35. 6. L.Hughes 2.55.
Inter Girls. 300m hurd M.Mather (Tor) 47.39. 1500m 10. G.Brock 4.42.72 (4.44.61 ht)
Senior Girls. P.Vault 1. M.Caudery 4.20 bp. Shot 9. G.Doyle-Lay 10.09. 400m hurd J.Bytheway (Call) 69.70 ht. 1500m K.Hughes 4.43.56 pb. 1500m S/Chase N.Savage (Truro Coll) 5.24.99.