Oxted Students Represent Surrey in UK British Athletics

Having been selected following County trials, and their respective Teams (U13 Girls, U13 Boys and U15 Girls) winning their South East regional age-group finals in February, four Oxted School students, who train at Holland Sports AC in Hurst Green, represented Surrey at the British Athletics UK National Sports Hall Finals. Held at Sports City Manchester on the Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26 April, Maddy Nunan (8GI), Harry Fisher (8GI), Lucy Sumner (10DB) and Stephanie Fisher (10GS) enjoyed a thrilling weekend of top-class competition.

Competing against 10 other County regional winners, including from Wales and Northern Ireland, in a range of track and field events in teams of 12 (U13) and 7 (U15) is the culmination of the winter season for young athletes. Teams need strength in depth to challenge for the overall title with points awarded in each event for placings.

On Saturday Surrey U13 Girls comfortably won Gold to be crowned National Champions and the U13 Boys won Silver, just being pipped by reigning champions Avon in a very close result (1,266 to 1,214 points). Individual highlights, Maddy won a Silver medal in the relay, just 0.2s away from Gold, to go with her team Gold. Harry won his 4-lap heat and in the final placed 5th, just 0.9s outside the medals, and overall 3rd best points scorer for Surrey with Team Silver.

On Sunday the Surrey U15 Girls successfully defended their 2014 title, taking Gold in a nail-biting tussle with Birmingham (1,306 points to 1,284) to be again crowned National Champions. Individually, Lucy won Bronze in a very close 4 x 2-lap relay and Stephanie Bronze in the individual 4-lap and Gold in the 8-lap Paarlauuf.

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