Record medal haul for Shoreham College Athletic Team at National event

Elite athletes from Shoreham College competed at the ISA National Athletic Championships and the team returned with a record medal haul! 15 medals in total: 3 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze) and placing an overall 2nd place in the whole competition.

The fourteen pupils had qualified at the Regional event in Bromley earlier in the term and the Y4-Y11 pupils were excited to compete at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Some of the athletes had been many times before but this year, all agreed, the competition was particularly tough. The Shoreham College athletes rose to the challenge admirably and medals flowed throughout the whole day. The determination of these young athletes was unbelievable and to see them being rewarded on the podium was a wonderful sight.

Ollie Edlin, Head of PE at Shoreham College and Regional co-ordinator of the London South team, was utterly thrilled and so proud of the pupils that took part. “Competition was of an extremely high standard and all of the London South team were a tremendous credit to us, they gave it their all and we totally deserved our overall 2nd place position.”

Gold medals: Josh Firsht (Y10/11 Boys 400m), Luca Bigg (Y10/11 Boys 800m), Torin Seagrove (Y8/9 Boys High Jump)

Silver medals: Adam Firsht (Y8/9 Boys 800m), Josh Firsht (Y10/11 Boys Relay), Luca Bigg (Y10/11 Boys Relay), Ethan Gilbert (Y10/11 Boys Relay), Zachary Tarry (Y10/11 Boys Relay), Eloise White (Y5 Girls Rounders Ball Throw)

Bronze medals: Josh Firsht (Y10/11 boys 200m), Finley Allen (Y10/11 Boys Javelin), Torin Seagrove (Y8/9 Boys Hurdles), Katie Shillaker (Y8/9 Girls 100m), Mary-Anna Smith (Y4 Girls Rounders Ball Throw), Frankie Hatchard (Y6 Girls Rounders Ball Throw)

Also worthy of a mention for their super performances despite not getting a medal are: Theo Johnson (Y5 Boys 600m), Leia Quinonoes-Rosenior (Y4 Girls 60m) and Seyuri Bothra (Y7 Girls High Jump).