Thursday 7th July our 4 U17 BRATs boarded the coach with the rest of the West Midlands athletes and headed to Manchester for the 2022 English Schools’ Athletics Championships. They would stay for two nights as a team, supporting each other along the way.
Our athletes all competed on Friday 8th, with Nathaniel also taking part in the 4 x 100m relay on the Saturday. At the Sport City Stadium Nathaniel was 1st up in Heat 1 of the 100m where he ran 11.74. Lily was next in the Long Jump where she came 12th with a jump of 5.12m. Bonheur was in the 300m Hurdles where she came 4th in Heat 2 in a PB time of 45.69 and also set a new BRAT Club record. She was 10th overall, just missing out on the finals by 0.27s.
Over at Longford Park (as not all long throws could take place in the main stadium) Jamie was in the hammer where he came 6th with a throw of 44.74m.
On the Saturday the West Mids Inter Boys came 10th in the 4 x 100m relay in a time of 44.13s.
The athletes all had an amazing time, and did themselves proud. They were all 1st year U17s competing against the best in the country; congratulations all.
The event was streamed live on YouTube, and videos can be seen below. However, there was no footage of the Long Jump which is disappointing.