On Tuesday 30th January KIRKHAM GRAMMAR JUNIOR SCHOOL travelled to Wigan Indoor Arena to take part in the Association of Junior Independent Schools Indoor Athletics Championships.
With twenty-seven schools from throughout the North West participating, involving over 650 athletes – this was their biggest event ever! The U10 and U11 boys and girls teams had trained extremely hard in the build up to this annual event and had very competitive matches against Preston Harriers and Lytham Athletic club as preparation. However, never in our wildest dreams did we expect to achieve such success and produce our best ever performance at these very prestigious championships.
At the end of 5 hours of competition KGJS won: 14 golds, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals! Furthermore, we set 3 new AJIS records!
The medal winning athletes were:
U11 girls: Evie Mellon U11 Girls Long Jump (New AJIS Record); Georgia Nicholls U11 Girls Speed Bounce; Louisa Seacy U11 Girls Balance Test (New AJIS RECORD)
U11 Girls Obstacle Relay: Evie Mellon, Lilly Jones, Megan Rollinson and Frankie Margerison
U11 Boys: Mason Wilkins U11 Boys 3 Lap Race James Shuttleworth U11 Boys Balance Test; Harvey Barber U 11 Boys Javeliin; Ewan Huck U11 Boys Chest Push
U11 Boys Obstacle Relay: Ben Firth, Ewan Huck, Mason Wilkins and Jensen Stott
U10 girls: Leoma Gill U10 Girls Speed Bounce; Lola Sidani U10 Girls Vertical Jump; Nikita Murthy U10 Girls Balance Test (AJIS RECORD)
U10 boys: Joel Ashton U10 Boys JAVELIN; U10 Boys OBSTACLE RELAY: Tom Bloomfield, Jensen Crompton, Harry Marsh and William de Klerk
Sarah Chatwin U 11 Girls JAVELIN
Mason Wilkins U11 Boys TRIPLE JUMP
Ben Firth U11 Boys LONG JUMP
Rowan Edwards U10 Boys VERTICAL JUMP
Frankie Margerison U11 Girls TRIPLE JUMP; Jensen Stott U11 Boys VERTICAL JUMP; Harvey Barber U11 Boys PAARLAUF RELAY; Harry Case; William de Klerk U10 Boys ONE LAP RACE; Freddie Stott U 10 Boys TRIPLE JUMP; Jensen Crompton U10 Boys BALANCE TEST