ATHLETICS: St Hugh’s pupil impresses in indoor sports event

William Wright, a pupil at St Hugh's School, Woodhall Spa
William Wright, a pupil at St Hugh's School, Woodhall Spa

William Wright, a Year 8 athlete from St Hugh’s School, Woodhall Spa, William had a good day at the Lincolnshire Sports Hall (indoor athletics) trials at Meres Sports Arena, Grantham on Sunday.

Despite having had no training since 2013, William won the speed jumps and gained the equal highest vertical jump in the field events.

He reached the finals of the two and four lap runs and was pipped on the line as he took silver in the six lap event.

William was competing against other U13 athletes from clubs around the county.

He has now qualified to represent Lincolnshire at the Midlands Inter Counties Sports Hall Championships in February.

He will be lining up against athletes from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.