ATHLETICS: Hughes hopes to take home another medal

Ashley Sandall
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The cream of the crop locally will be battling it out against England’s finest athletes over the next two days.

The English Schools Track & Field Championships take place in Gateshead on Friday and Saturday.

Spalding Grammar School pupil William Hughes was a medallist for Lincolnshire last year.

The Nene Valley Harriers sprinter won a bronze in the junior boys 200m but this time he will be running in the intermediate age group.

In the under-15 boys long jump Lee Addison from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, stretched his personal best to 6.24m at the Anglian Schools Championships – putting him fourth in the UK rankings.

Other locals in action are Spalding Grammar School’s Jack Roffe in the junior boys’ shot putt, Ashley Sandall (Thomas Cowley High School) in the senior boys’ 400m, Jasmine Allen (Bourne Grammar School) in the intermediate girls’ long jump and Rosie Fresen (Spalding High School) in the pole vault.