Selston students secure success

Selston High School has once again seen its pupils show off their prowess at indoor athletics.

Following numerous successes during the last two years, in which they have won the girls year seven and year eight district championships, the boys year seven and year eight district championships and the boys year seven county championships, expectations were high going into this week’s year seven Ashfield Sportshall Athletics competitions.

After seven weeks of training, the squads were well-prepared for the competition and went on the win a host of the track and field events.

It was the turn of the boys first and they got the ball rolling with some excellent performances in their throwing and jumping events.

The boys built on this strong foundation when they started the running events, turning in strong performances in the sprint and endurance races.

A special mention must go to Cameron Rawson, who used his athletics experience to help him to victory in all three of his races. In a closely fought competition, the boys beat squads from Ashfield, Quarrydale, Sutton Centre, Holgate and Hucknall National to be crowned champions.

The pressure was then on the girls to emulate their classmates’ success and they did not disappoint. Again, a strong foundation was built during the ‘field’ events with wins for Amy Peart-Roddis in the standing long jump and Jade Boxall in the standing triple jump. It was on the track, however. where the girls really came into their own. Strong performances saw the girls run away with the title.

The star performer was Amy Peart-Roddis, who won her two individual events at a canter and anchor the girls relay team to victory. The girls comfortably beat squads from Ashfield, Quarrydale, Sutton Centre, Holgate and Hucknall National.

Both squads are now training hard for the county championships on February 28.