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Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Bolton School Boys' Division took part in the HMC Northern Athletics Championships at Gateshead International Stadium on Wednesday 29 April for the first time in over twenty years. This invitational event is attended by over 20 schools from the Northern region. Despite only taking 6 athletes, the School finished 7th out of 14 schools in the inter-boys' age group (Years 10-11).
Performances included Jay Bromilow, Adam Peary, Jay Harland and Andrew Lee coming 4th in the 4x100m relay, missing a bronze medal by 0.4 of a second. Daniel Morrison came 4th in the hammer and the discus, but he will have next year in the same age group and, given the scarcity of performances in the hammer discipline, did have the consolation of setting a Year 10 record in the hammer. Jay Harland ran 3rd in the 200m and Andrew Lee matched that placing in the 800m, despite the distractions of exams and the campaign trail. George Lilleywhite continues his emergence as an athlete with 2nd in the 3000m, running just under 10 minutes and setting a school record in the process. The stand-out performance went to Adam Peary who was crowned Northern champion in the shot put.
Given the success of this small group, next year will see a full team of athletes attend across the age range from Year 7 - Year 13.
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