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ISF Athletics 2013

World Schools' Championship

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Karlovy/Sokolov, Czech Republic

22nd to 27thJune 2013



Great results for English Schools' at the World Schools' Championship held at Sokolov in the Czech Republic. The Selected Team for Girls stealing the limelight with a magnificent win and setting a new points-total record at the championship.

The Selected Team for Boys almost duplicated the girls' performance with a finish in second place, only 5 points behind China.

This competition has an unusual format because it is an U18 team competition where 6 athletes are selected, and between them they must cover all five categories of track and field. This means the team must contain a sprinter, hurdler, Jumper, Thrower and Middle Distance runner. Their respective results are graded against a combined events scoring table, and the team with the highest aggregate total wins the World Schools Cup.
In a separate competition, but following the same format, each nation is represented by its outstanding individual school team.

The ESAA were represented by the 2012 ESAA Track & Field Cup winners, Fitzwimarc School, Essex; and Southend School for Girls, Essex.


The Fitzwimarc School

Early outstanding performances included England's BOBBY CLAY with a near record performance in the Selected Girls 1500m of 4mins 19.39 seconds, and a new record set in the Selected Boys Shot Putt by the amazingly powerful CHOUAI SUN of China, 21.14 metres; the nearby High Jump area was evacuated during his attempts!
Bobby Clay

The weather was a bearable 15C on the first day but dropped to a very cool and damp 10C on the second day of competition, which was not suited to good sprint and hurdles performances.

TOP SCORES FOR ENGLAND TEAMS:

School Team, Boys
1stToowoomba Grammar SchoolAustralia620pts
2ndYenimahalle Mimar Sinan E.M.L.Turkey609pts
3rdSports gymnasium NeubrandenburgGermany604pts
4thThe FitzWimarc SchoolEngland599pts
School Team, Girls
1stSports gymnasium NeubrandenburgGermany681pts
2ndFAIK CELIK KIZ TEKNIK VE MESLEK LISESITurkey675pts
3rdEE AZARIAS RIBEIROBrazil630pts
4thMoreton Bay CollegeAustralia624pts
5thSouthend High School for GirlsEngland618pts
Selected Teams, Boys
1stChina761pts
2ndEngland756pts
3rdTurkey687pts
Selected Teams, Girls
1stEngland785pts (New Record)
2ndSlovakia716pts
3rdTurkey712pts
Congratulations to all team managers:
  • Selected Girls - Lynda Lenton
  • Selected Boys - Ian Roberts
  • School Team, Girls - Sue Simpson & Maureen Quinn (Southend High School for Girls, Essex)
  • School Team, Boys - Danny Cowley & John Bradley (The FitzWimarc School, Essex)
Congratulations to all athletes:

Selected Teams

  • Euan Dickson-Earl - Herts (110mH/LJ/Relay)
  • Joseph Dewar - Essex (100m/LJ/Relay)
  • Scott Halsted - Berks (1500m)
  • Harry Hughes - Suffolk (JT)
  • Jacob Fincham-Dukes - North Yorks (LJ/Relay)
  • Joshua Brown - Lincs (300mH/HJ/Relay)
  • Sabrina Bakare - Beds & Luton (400m/HJ/Relay)
  • Bobby Clay - Kent (1500m/Relay)
  • Shirin Irving - Surrey (100mH/Shot Putt/Relay)
  • Olivia Montez-Brown - Cheshire (100mH/LJ)
  • Robyn Petitt - Sussex (HJ)
  • Kierra Barker - Hants (100mH/HJ/Relay)

School Teams

The FitzWimarc School:

  • Daniel Sheffield (100m/LJ/Relay)
  • Harrison King (200m/SP/Relay)
  • Daniel Stratton (110mH/HJ/Relay)
  • Jack Longhurst (300mH)
  • Peter Bowen (800m/TJ)
  • Josh Prentice (DT/Relay)

Southend High School for Girls:

  • Jade Packer (200m/SP/Relay)
  • Michelle Hughes (100mH/SP/Relay)
  • Georgina Duke (100mH/LJ/Relay)
  • Poppy Lake (100mH/HJ)
  • Olivia Sofroniou (800m)
  • Victoria Hiscock ((1500m/HJ/Relay)

Full details of results can be found at isf-athletics2013.com

There is a very distinct possibility that this is the last time that an ESAA representative team competes abroad because of an ISF rule change in 2014, across all sports, which changes the current under 18 age group to be under 19, which makes the selection almost impossible because events will no longer relate to any competitions within the UK. It would also be impossible to relate these events to meet ESAA School Cup team results in Track and Field or Cross Country based on Under 16 age groups in our existing competitions.