Senior athletes Kieran Bouwmeester-Reid, Hayden Christian and Aaron Mills represented Middlesex Schools at the English Schools’ Athletic Association (ESAA) Combined Events Championships held at Bedford International Athletic Stadium, securing a well-deserved Silver medal at the competition.
The event involves two days of gruelling competition against some of the best combined U17 athletes in the country, with day one comprising the long jump, discus, javelin and 400m, concluding on day two when the athletes compete in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, and finishing with a tough 1500m race.
Highlights from the competition weekend included a personal best from Kieran in the long jump event, a feat matched by Hayden in the 100m hurdles race, and equalled by Aaron in the same track event. All three athletes enjoyed a strong 400m race to give them the lead at the end of the first day of competition.
Conditions on day two were blustery and cool, and although the Middlesex team continued with a series of impressive performances they finished second behind a very strong Kent team, securing a Silver medal for their fantastic efforts. It was a phenomenal achievement by all three athletes to be the sole representatives of the Middlesex team and the boys acquitted themselves superbly in a field of talented athletes at the championships. Hayden deservedly won a Gold medal as the highest scoring individual athlete.
Director of Sport, Mr Carlos Mills, praised the three senior athletes on their strong performance at the championships:
It was a first for Middlesex Schools to have a team qualify for the ESAA Combined Events National Final. It was also a first for Hampton and is particularly impressive that all three athletes representing Middlesex were Hamptonians. Kieran, Hayden and Aaron all performed exceptionally well at the highest level of competition after a summer of hard work and dedication. Congratulations on a fantastic 2022 season and I wish them all the very best for the future.
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