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Athletics: Fabulous Five qualify for IAPS National Schools' Championships

Athletics: Fabulous Five qualify for IAPS National Schools' Championships

A number of track and field star at Rydal Penrhos have reached the national finals of a prestigious competition.

No fewer than five pupils from the school performed exceptionally to book their place Independent Association of Prep Schools’ National Championship, which will be held in Birmingham later this year.

The first of the quartet to qualify was Year 8 pupil Isabel Bateson, who will test her skills against some of the best long jump athletes in the country after making it through the regional round in fine style.

Joining her at the national showcase will be Josh Lynch, who added to his impressive list of accolades with a convincing triumph in the javelin event, while Emily Madden also turned in a dominant display to pull clear of her rivals in the 100 metre race.

There was further cause for celebration in the form of Dominic Vos, who claimed the high jump crown rousing effort, and rounding off the success was fellow Year 7 pupil John Williams, who demonstrated fantastic composure to cross the line first in the hurdles race.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “All five of those who qualified deserve an enormous amount of credit, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for Isabel, Josh, Dominic, Emily and John.

“Our Athletics programme has gone from strength-to-strength this year with a host of national recognition, and this is down to the dedication of our young hopefuls and the staff who help them get better every single day.”

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