All the athletes performed well with pride of place going to the Under 13 Girls team who won a very close fought competition by the narrowest of margins – beating second placed Wenlock by one point. The girls go into the final meeting in the lead overall and are now in a strong position to retain the team trophy which they won last year.
The Under 13 Girls 4x2 relay team of Jordan Hall, Bethany Davies, Francesca Scott and Hollie Williamson stole the show with a scintillating display of strong running to storm home in first place.
The Under 11 Boys team finished in third place on the day with 61 points, while the Under 11 Girls were fourth overall with a total of
53.5 points. U-11 Danielle Nicholas made an impressive debut for Shrewsbury, claiming two first places in the 4 Laps (B) race and the Sitting Throw, where her winning throw of 7m 25cms was almost a metre ahead of the field.
Under 13 James Yewbrey has turned out consistently to compete in the League, despite the lack of team mates to support him. He again put in good performances at Wenlock and achieved two 3rd places in the 2 Laps (A) and Shot.
Daisy Barnes has been a consistent performer for Shrewsbury in the Under 15 Girls age group and she again demonstrated her versatility with good performances in the 2laps (A), Vertical Jump and Standing Triple Jump to collect 24 points to add to the overall team score.
The final league meeting is on 5th February at The Marches Sports Hall, Oswestry when league trophies will be presented.
Regional Sportshall Selection.
Congratulations to the following Shrewsbury AC athletes who have been selected to represent Shropshire at the Regional Sportshall Finals.
Under 11s – Jodie Adams, Harry Bower, William Davies and Josh Lewis will be competing for Shropshire at the Fun in Athletics event at Coventry on 29th January.
Under 13s – Hollie Williamson, Bethany Davies, Jordan Hall, Jessica Clarkson and James Yewbrey and Under 15 s Amy Bickle and Daisy Barnes will be representing Shropshire at the West Midlands Regional Sportshall Finals at Stoke on 26th February.