Mari Smith continued her superb track season winning the Midland U15 1500 title with an example of assertive front running. She took the lead after the 1st 300 metres and then stretched away from the rest of the field to win by 6 seconds in a time of 4:48.44
English Schools Championships - July 1st/2nd
Congratulations to Forrest Francis and Mari Smith for their great medal winning performances at Gateshead.
Forrest dominated the Intermediate Boys discus with a gold medal throw of 48.18 metres - almost 5 metres clear of the rest of the field!!
Mari won silver in the Junior Girls 800 - she had a great battle with Bobby Clay as the two of them went clear approaching the bell and that's the way it stayed until the final 100 metres when Bobby resisted Mari's challenge coming off the bend and opened a small gap which she held to the finish
There were a number of other excellent performances from Coritanian athletes including Travelle Morris-Reid who just missed out on the bronze medal by a few centimetres in the Senior Boys Javelin and Lucy Crookes ran a personal best finishing 8th in the Senior Girls 3000 metres