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Athletics

Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 girls' team who came second in their Shropshire Cup Semi Final and have Qualified for the Final on Wednesday.

Representing Shropshire at the Mason Trophy - a ten-county, inter-county tournament - at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham, Henry Owen came eighth in the javelin throwing over 43 metres, particular congratulations go to Nick Street who ran a superb 800 metres in two minutes nine seconds to come third in his race, this is the fastest time run by a Wrekin junior for many years, possibly since 1976.

Swimming

Ella Townson competed at the Midlands Swimming Championships over Half-term, the competition went very well with big Personal Bests in her 200 metres and 800 metres free with a top-ten finish in the 800 metres in a really strong field - a massive achievement.

Holly Townson has qualified for five events in the Nationals this year and is the fastest qualifier for 400 metres, second fastest for 800 metres free as well as 100 free and 200 and 400 Individual Medley. 

Tess Sanders has qualified in six events at the Welsh National Swimming Championship, which is held in Swansea in August. Tess has previously won silver in the Nationals and this year has qualified in the 200, 400 and 800 metres freestyle, 200 and 400 metres Individual Medley and 200 metres Breaststroke. Tess is the fastest qualifier in her age group in the 800m freestyle and second fastest in the 400m Individual Medley, so she will be training hard for the next six weeks to try and get in the medals again this year.

Cricket

Another week for our cricketers dodging the rain. The Lancasters hosted the regional round of the Chance to Shine Tournament that was played on both the hockey pitch and indoors. We finished a respectable third on the day. The Under 15s finished second in the same tournament, beating both Madeley Academy and Ercall Wood.

On Saturday, we played three fixtures against Newcastle Under Lyme school. The Under 14s enjoyed a tight game on a bowler’s friendly wicket. Wrekin bowled out Newcastle for 54. Tom Butler getting 3 for 9 and Matt McGeown 3 for 6. In reply, Wrekin won by three wickets. The Under 15s scored 102 with a classy 40 from Max Swan. Dropping nine catches Wrekin lost by seven wickets.

And finally the First XI scored a good 213 for 7 with captain Harry Chandler scoring a run a ball 58 and Harry Gregson a maiden school 50 towards the tail of the innings. In reply, Wrekin won with three overs to spare thanks to an excellent 4 for 37 from Rupert Grainger.

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