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Lee Valley Athletics - Winners!


The climax of the indoor athletics season was in late March, with the year 7s competing in the Lee Valley Cup Final. Two teams qualified for the final and the A and B teams battled it out in separate competitions. Again the boys produced some excellent results. In the semi-final Ben Oladapo-Gamu set a new championship best performance of 9.9s for the 60m hurdles. In the final despite hitting two hurdles hard he still ran 10.0s to win. Daniel Goriola won his race in the same event with 10.2s. In the 60m Obinna and Philip both ran well picking up some good points. Connor and Josh Oyetti both improved their performances from the semi-finals in the 200m. The 800m saw Daniel and Josh Read dominate their races. Daniel went on to break his own Championship best performance and lower the mark to 2 minutes 23.2s. In the long jump Ben set a new personal best of 4.16m and Uchenna improved his mark from the previous round. The shot saw the boys again pick up some good points with Ayo (8.85m) third in his match and Michael (8.21m) winning his competition. Daniel Okorom and Obinna again proved competitive in the high jump equalling the heights (1.30m) they cleared previously.

Going in to the last event the scores were tight and no one was sure on the standings. Both relay teams won their races in impressive style to cap an impressive afternoon. Both the A team and the B team won their competitions. Well done to all involved in the indoor season!