Andrew is British Schools’ Biathlon Champion!
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Boys' Division Year 9 pupil Andrew Keat has won the British Schools' Biathlon Championship for the fourth year running!
Once again Andrew gained first place in his year group in the national final held at Crystal Palace National Sport Centre, completing his 100m swim and 1000m run in the fastest time. The Year 9 team comprising of Andrew, Rajan Bharaj (22nd) and Isaac Scott (37th) came fourth overall, as did the Year 7 team - Dominic Walker (6th), Matthew Martin (16th) and Jackson Shaw (45th), and the Year 5 Junior boys - Harvey Haworth (5th), Harrison Barker-Smith (7th), and Guy Haworth (34th), did exceptionally well to gain second place overall.
The British Schools' Biathlon Championships is an annual series of competitions open to school pupils and their teachers. The boys made it through to the national final, the culmination of the series, by taking part in the regional qualifying events during the Autumn Term. The competition comprises a 50m swim for years 5 - 7 with a 500m run, and for years 8 to 13 the distances are a 100m swim and 1000m run.
Andrew is no stranger to Biathlon success as he was part of the Great Britain team in the International World Biathlete Series (Juniors) in Italy in 2007 where he came in second place. He is set to represent his country again this year as part of the British Junior Pentathlon Team along with Year 10 pupil Oliver Walker.
Organiser of the British Schools' Biathlon Championship, Pentathlon GB, believes the competition offers young people the opportunity to participate in multi-sport in an enjoyable, safe and competitive environment.