Wyre and Fylde schoolgirls’ combined events championship

800m action from the Combined Events

800m action from the Combined Events

Hundreds of schoolgirls showed their track and field skills in the Wyre and Fylde schools’ Combined Events at Blackpool’s Stanley Park.

There were separate competitions for Year Eight and Nine students as every competition took part in four events: a sprint, a throw, a jump and an 800m race.

All the girls should be commended for their efforts and enthusiasm, but it was Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College who emerged the overall winners in both year groups.

LSA took the Year Eight title with 1,041 points, with AKS second (981) and Carr Hill third (963).

The LSA Year Nine team’s winning total was 1017, with Garstang second (983) and Cardinal Allen third (961).

In the younger age group, LSA’s Jasmine Carey was the top sprinter and the top jumper.

Her schoolmate Georgia Norman was second in the sprints and Hannah Turner of AKS third.

St Aidan’s Lydia Hunt was second in the jumps competition and Georgia Norman of LSA third.

Beth Parkinson of St Aidan’s won the throws, with St Bede’s Stevie Ball second and Garstang’s Becky Hawkin third.

Skyler Bowles of Rossall won the 800m, with Holly Winstanley (St Bede’s) second and Jasmine Carey (LSA) third.

The top Year Nine sprinter was Jasmine Jolly of Garstang, with Kirsty Rushton (Carr Hill) second.

Natasha Webster (LSA) shared third place with Kate Jenkinson of St Aidan’s.

Kirsty went one better in the jumps, winning that event. Kate Jenkinson of St Aidan’s was second and Rebecca Walker of LSA third.

LSA’s Arizona Prestwich was the top thrower, with Emily Richmond (AKS) second and Beth Tebby (Carr Hill) third.

Isabelle Woodman (Rossall) won the 800m from Kate Jenkinson (St Aidan’s) and Grace Webster (AKS).