The ISA National Athletics Finals 2022

Yesterday a team of Akeley Wood Athletes made up of Junior and Senior school students made their way, very early, to Manchester Regional Arena for the ISA National Athletics Finals, having qualified for the event at the Regional competition in Bedford a few weeks ago. what a stash of medals we won – five bronze, five silver and two gold medals for two Year 8 students – Sam A in the Hurdles and Sophia C in the 1500m, a race run in not insignificant heat.

Very memorable moments were Tabitha B – gritty and determined in the 1500m. It so nearly ended in a victory, but she was just pipped at the line. Nonetheless she should be incredibly proud and feel deserving of her silver medal. In the same distance Sophia C smashed her PB by over 5 seconds – a huge achievement. Joseph G put in a winning performance and obliterated the field in the 800m to take gold. Matthew, Sam, Alyssa and Jamie all took medals in the sprint events, including Gold for Sam in the sprint hurdles.

A huge cheer for all the students that competed – to get to this level and compete in a National Final is a great experience and all the athletes  showed such determination and resilience in the face of a high standard of competition. The Junior and Senior school students supporting each other with real team work was one of the highlights of the day. They all displayed an incredible desire to push themselves to the limit; this produced wonderful performances from each and every participant on a wonderful day of top-class athletics!

The Results

Thomas S – Year 5: 600m – 8th.

Zach W- Year 5: cricket ball throw- 6th.

Finn S – Year 6:  Long Jump – 4th.

Levi G – Year 6: 80m sprint – 4th.

U9 Girls Relay team – 2nd – silver medal.

U11 boys relay team – 2nd – silver medal.

Alyssa J – Year 7: High Jump – 3rd – Bronze medal. 200m – 3rd – bronze medal. 4x100m relay – 5th.

Katie L – Year 7: 800m – 3rd – bronze medal. 4x100m relay – 5th.

Tabitha B – Year 7: 1500m – 2nd – silver medal. 4x100m rely – 5th.

Abagail A – Year 7: 4x100m relay – 5th.

Matthew S – Year 7: 100m – 2nd – silver medal. Hurdles – 3rd – bronze medal.

Sophia C – Year 8: 1500m – 1st – gold medal. 4x100m relay – 6th.

Ella K – Year 8:  800m – 6th. 4x100m relay – 6th.

Kitty Davy – Year 8 – 4x100m relay – 6th.

Sam A – Year 8: Hurdles – 1st – gold medal.

Eva DE – Year 9: Hurdles – 6th, 4x100m relay – 6th.

Ellie G – Year 10: 800m – 5th, 4x100m relay – 4th.

Joseph G – Year 10: 1500m – 2nd place – silver medal. 800m – 1st place – gold medal.

Jamie B – Year 10: Hurdles – 3rd – bronze medal. High Jump – 4th, 4x100m relay – 4th.

Annabel R – Year 10: 4x100m relay – 4th.

Eva L – Year 10: 4x100m relay – 4th.

Junior School Contact Numbers

General number
01908 571231
Admission number
01908 555803

Senior School Contact Numbers

General number
01280 860182
Admission number
01280 828122

Senior & Sixth Form Contact Numbers

General number
01280 814110
Admission number
01280 828122