On Friday 24th February our athletics team made their way to the new Athletics track at EP for the Primary ISAC Athletics meet 2017. After a delayed start due to rain the sun came out and the event started.
Our athletes were nervous about starting but had prepared well and were confident in their events. The day kicked off with the 800m, the morning drizzle was a perfect temperature for the middle distance runners. We had runners picking up team points in these first races with other athletes following suit with medals too in all track events. The field events ran alongside the track races and our team excelled in their disciplines winning medals and picking up points throughout the events. Notable mentions go to our Javelin throwers who did exceptionally well for the team.
It is hard to pick out individual performances as the team all did incredibly well and supported each other throughout the day. My highlight of the day was the 4 x 100m relays. With the added support of teammates, parents and coaches cheering us along our teams medaled in 5 out of the 6 races with 3 teams winning golds. These final events summed up the LIONS Athletics ethos of preparation, determination, hard work and team spirit/support.
Our team and supporters should be proud of our achievements and collectively we pulled together to be crowned Primary ISAC Athletics champions 2017. A huge achievement!
Please click this link for full results list
Please click here for photos from the day
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