Athletics:
Superb students are triumphant

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 06 March 2013 Updated: 06/03 19:33

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LANGLEY Primary School’s athletics team will be the sole representatives for South Solihull at the Aviva Sportshall County Finals after winning the area finals last week.

The team overcame competition from six other finalists to win the event and will now go up against nine other regional winners from Coventry and Warwickshire at Coventry Sports Centre on March 18.

Made up of 27 year five and six pupils, the team worked incredibly hard in their own time to achieve this feat, always being prepared to take on advice and asking if they can train during their breaks.

The area final took place at Solihull College and consisted of seven teams who were all either winners or runners-up in two qualifying events that took place about four weeks ago. Langley won their original qualifying heat by scoring 284 points, ten more than the runner-up.

In the final they came first again, but only by six points on that occasion. With one event to go they stood level on points with Sharman’s Cross but Langley triumphed in the 4x1 lap boys relay to come out on top.

The Sportshall Athletics competition consists of track and field events including: 1+1 Lap Relay, 2+2 Lap Relay, 6 Lap Paarlauf, Obstacle Relay, Over and Under Relay, 4 x 1 Lap Relay, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Vertical Jump, Chest Push, Soft Javelin, Speed Bounce.

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