21 Jun 2018
South West School Championships

This season has been fantastic for Bryanston athletes, not only at school level, but also at County and Regional Level.

It started with 24 athletes being selected to represent North Dorset at the Dorset Schools Championships, where we brought home six gold medals (Harry H, Josh J, Rory W, Ossia M, Will B, Emily S), three silver medals (Ossia M, Thea B, Montgomery G) and four bronze medals (Carl L, Ned A, Eloise W). A big improvement from last year.

After the Dorset Schools Championships, Bryanston had seven athletes selected to represent Dorset at the South West Championships. Being selected for this event alone is a great accolade for any school athlete, and the competition is tough. Josh J raced first in the 1500m steeple-chase, and managed 4th place in a very fast race. Harry H then raced in the 2000m steeple-chase, securing 2nd place, and a 22 second PB improvement. Eloise W was selected to throw the Javelin, finishing in 8th place, improving on her performance from last year at the same competition by over a meter. Ossia M ran a very good 100m hurdles race, improving her seasons best performance by almost 2 seconds, to get a bronze medal and Emily S also got a bronze medal in the 1500m, after a very tight sprint finish. Rory W ran a very classy race in the 110m hurdles, making no errors and brought home a gold medal for Dorset in a very quick time. The performance of the day however came from Will B in the 80m hurdles. Will ran a faultless race and was ahead of the field from the first hurdle. He was pushed hard all the way but kept his nerve, finishing in first place. Will’s time from that day, along with the previous weeks’ time has meant that he had secured his place on the Dorset squad to go to Birmingham for the English Schools Championships. Will is currently ranked 17th in the country for his hurdles and we are excited to see what he will be able to do in the future. Emily S has also been given a place on the English Schools Squad when she ran the qualifying time for 1500m earlier in the season, so we wish them both the best of luck at that championships. Very well done to all the Bryanston Athletes who competed.