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Boys Impress in Regional Athletics Final

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Bolton School boys put in an impressive performance in the Regional Final of the English Schools Athletics Cup, winning the B final by a huge 40 points.

The boys qualified for the North-West B final after finishing third in the first round, against schools from Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.

The winning performance of 387 points was a 60 point improvement on the first round result and would have gained 5th place in the A final.

The competition took place at Stanley Park in Blackpool and was for Year 7 and 8 pupils. Events included running, high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot, discus and javelin.

Teacher, Mr Marc Tillotson, said: "It's difficult to pick out stand out performers given the overall performance, but Kristian McInery winning his 1500m race against lads a year older in 5:11 was impressive. Eli Stubley falling just short of 10 metres in the triple jump with 9.96m on his first school performance was also fantastic, and Nat Roohan running 63 seconds for 400m was another stand out."

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