|The English Schools
Track and Field Championships at the Alexander Stadium in
Birmingham is the top competition for young athletes and is
rumoured to be the fourth largest event of its kind in the
world in terms of the number of participants. This year seven
Wimborne AC based athletes made the trip and Grace Copeland
came home with a much prized bronze medal in the Senior Girls
3000 metres recording a time of 9.44.11.
This was Grace’s – a Queen
Elizabeth’s School pupil fifth visit to the Championships. In
honour of her international selections Grace brought the
English Schools banner in to the stadium for the march past.
Grace was the only Dorset athlete to win a medal this year.
Former QE student Charlotte Ayton
was fifth in the Senior Girls Long jump just one centimetre
down on her personal best at 5m59.