WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL SPORTSHALL FINALS.
Seven young athletes from Shrewsbury AC represented Shropshire at the recent West Midlands Regional Sportshall Finals held at Fenton Manor Sports and Leisure Centre, Stoke.
Under 13s Jessica Clarkson, Hollie Williamson, Jordan Hall, Bethany Davies and James Yewbrey and Under 15s Amy Bickle and Daisy Barnes competed in the Shropshire team against strong teams from Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester.
The Shrewsbury youngsters brought home a total of six medals as the Shropshire Under 13 and Under 15 Girls teams finished in third place overall and the Shropshire Under 13 and Under 15 Boys teams finished in second place overall.
Top performance came from Hollie Williamson who high jumped 1m 55cms to record a new personal best and take the gold medal. Hollie, along with teammate Jessica Clarkson also won gold in the 4x1 Relay.
Jessica, in her first year in the Under 13 age group took silver in the Standing Triple Jump with a leap of 6m 23cms. James Yewbrey, another first year Under 13 athlete also won a medal in the Standing Triple Jump, taking bronze with a leap of 6m 28cms.
Amy Bickle and Daisy Barnes competed in the Under 15 Girls All Rounder Competition where Amy finished in an excellent equal 9th position overall out of 28 competitors. She won gold in the Vertical Jump with a leap of 59 cms. Amy can still compete in this age group next year.
Results can be found on www.sportshall.org.uk
SHROPSHIRE AA SPORTSHALL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Ten young Shrewsbury athletes travelled to Wenlock Sports Centre to take part in the Shropshire AA Sportshall Championships.
Under 11s Rhiannon Thomas, Ellis Spencer, Emily Foulkes, Leo Walton, James Dixon and Gareth Foulkes and Under 13s Francesca Scott, Isabel Lewington, Katie Dixon and Jessica Clarkson competed in track and field events. The first three in each event received county medals.
Jessica Clarkson had a great day, winning gold medals in all three of her events – 5 laps, Standing Long Jump 2m 10cms and the Vertical Jump 53cms.
Francesca Scott won two medals – bronze in the 2 laps and silver in the Vertical Jump 51cms. Katie Dixon’s leap of 1m 95cms earned her the silver medal in the Standing Long Jump.
Rhiannon Thomas reached the final of the Under 11 Girls 4 Laps and Gareth Foulkes qualified for the Under 11 Boys 2 laps final.