Vale Academy, Brigg, crowned Scunthorpe and District athletics champions

The victorious team from The Vale Academy which won the Scunthorpe and District Athletics Championships. EMN-150723-165917001
The victorious team from The Vale Academy which won the Scunthorpe and District Athletics Championships. EMN-150723-165917001
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Excellent individual performances and a first class team spirit saw The Vale Academy, in Brigg, crowned Scunthorpe and District athletics champions.

The academy’s 49 students showed determination throughout the event which was held at the Costello Stadium, in Hull.

Vale Academy’s Year 7 girls’ and Year 9 boys’ teams both won their year groups, while the Year 10 girls and Year 8 boys came second.

“The competition was fantastic from start to end,” said Emma Taylor, PE curriculum leader.

“The students were consistent across the track and field events, and performed particularly well in the relays that were worth double points.”

Third place finishes for the Year 8 and Year 9 girls, as well as fourth place in the tight Year 10 boys competition, and fifth for Year 7 helped the academy to the overall team prize.

Emma added: “We had some excellent team and individual performances.

“These performances gained vital points for The Vale Academy and the overall team total.

“Consistency was key throughout. All students performed to the best of their ability and the overall win was down to a fantastic team effort.”

Macey Day (Year 10) won all of her points as did Evie Mai Carolan (Year 7), while Year 9 pupil Kurt Robinson also won the 100m and triple jump.

Robbie Wray was a member of the victorious Year 9 boys’ team and ran the 1500m.

“We finished first overall which I thought was amazing,” he said.

“We had an injury on the day, so I even participated in the relay to ensure my team got points. I couldn’t believe we won the whole competition.”

Jessie Meakin also tasted victory as a member of the Year 7 girls’ team.

“I loved being part of the athletics team,” she said. “I won the 800m and our team also won the 4x100m relay. I can’t wait to do it again next year.”

Principal Nicola Williams congratulated the whole team.

“This is a big win for our academy,” she said.

“We have some extremely talented students in sport and this triumph gives them and our PE staff a huge boost.

“There was an incredibly good team spirit with all year groups encouraging each other to do well. Congratulations to everybody involved.”