Sportshall Boys and Girls both finish fourth at Fun in Athletics Festival
The Sportshall Fun in Athletics Regional Final for the South took place at Olympos Burgess Hill, West Sussex on Sunday 11 January. All of the athletes did very well and enjoyed the competition.
In the Girls' competition, the Hampshire team repeated last year's result and finished in fourth place. Sophie Merritt (Team Southampton) led the team to victory in the Chest Push as did clubmate Emily Green in the Javelin, while Abigail Harrington (Aldershot, Farnham & District) achieved joint best individual performance in the Balance Test.
The Hampshire Under 11 Boys' team also finished in fourth place on 393 points. The team took first place in the 1+1 Lap and 6 Lap Paarlauf, and in the Target Throw event, Gary Smart-McMullen (Team Southampton) and Tom Lane (Winchester & District) tied individually and both beat all other competitors.
As usual, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands teams competed separately. In the Girls' match, the Isle of Wight finished first, just ahead of Buckinghamshire and Kent, and Jersey Spartan were seventh. Meanwhile in the Boys' match, the Isle of Wight were sixth but unfortunately Jersey Spartans could not compete.