SHSG Athletes Win the Double at the Nationals!
At the weekend SHSG athletes won the double! They came first in both the Junior and Intermediate competitions at the National Athletics final. Both competitions were very tense right to the end. The girls were fantastic and pushed themselves to achieve a magnificent result; their attitude and determination were very impressive. The team will now represent England in the World Games to be held in France next year.
At the weekend the junior and intermediate girls’ athletics teams competed in the national final of the Schools’ Athletics Cup. The final was held at the Bedford International Stadium and for once this season the weather was actually dry!
The intermediate girls scored a massive 508 points. This is the highest points score ever to be recorded in the 37 years of the event. This meant that the team beat Millfield School by just 3 points to be crowned intermediate girls’ national champions. It was an incredibly tight competition between both schools all day and it came down to the final event of the day, the relay, to decide who finally took the honours. SHSG did enough and edged into the lead by those 3 crucial points.
The junior girls had awesome performances on the track far exceeding their expected targets and this gave them a 29 point lead going into the field competition. The field events as usual saw a few of the athletes feel the pressure of the whole event and some of them lost their form. However at the end of the day the juniors took the title scoring 444 points with Bedford Girls in second place with 435 points.
The girls in the green vests were truly fantastic. They worked together as a team, supporting each other throughout the whole day. They gave everything that they had and achieved the results that they were fully deserving of. A very proud day for the PE department at SHSG.
Southend Girls now hold 18 national track and field cup titles making them the most successful girls’ school in this competition and they are now equal with SHSB who also hold 18 titles. An incredible achievement by Southend Girls and Boys in a national competition.