IAPS National Athletics

06 Jul 2016

Three Witham athletes represented the East Area at the National Athletics Finals on Monday, with all three gaining new personal bests. Orlando Thain battled hard in the High Jump and finished in the middle of the pack with a jump of 1 m 50cm in his second year at the finals – a superb achievement. Archie Smith-Maxwell won through his Hurdles heat for the third consecutive year and finished 6th in a blistering final whilst Sophie Hamilton finished 7th in her javelin event with a new personal best. Not only that, Sophie topped of a superb day for the Witham team by winning her Discus event and was so crowned National U13 Discus Champion. Well done to all three athletes and especially Sophie for a very memorable and quite emphatic performance.