Keeping up the tradition of South Yorkshire breading top class Heptathletes and following Jess Ennis’ lead, the South Yorkshire team that featured two Doncaster AC athletes, Lucy Chappell and Beth Taylor, won the Senior Girls Heptathlon Team Competition at the 27th English Schools Combined Events championship at Boston last weekend.
The South Yorkshire team of Lucy, Beth, and Sheffield’s Amy Hodgson and Olivia Noteman won the competition with an overall team score of 12,170 points, beating the Essex team into 2nd place (11,953 points) and Gloucs into 3rd (11,885 points).
It was an unexpected win for our girls as they were in 4th place after 6 events of the Heptathlon, going into the 800m. The girls had great runs though and this pulled them up into the winning position, much to their surprise when the positions were announced.
In the individual competition, Lucy finished in a very creditable 8th position with a score of 4364 points in her first year as a Senior Girl.
Beth finished in 20th place with 3388 points
Other Doncaster AC athletes competing at the Championships were:
RHYS JACKSON – who finished in 31st place in the U15M pentathlon, with a PB score of 2079 points.
Rhys turned in personal best performances in three out of the five events on the day – High Jump, Shot and Hurdles.
TOM MATTHEWSON – who finished in 33rd place in the Intermediate Boys Octathlon, with a PB score of 3623 points.
Tom achieved a personal best throw in the Javelin and equal PB in the Long Jump.