STUDENTS from ten Kirklees schools did the UK proud when they took part in an athletics event in Kirklees’ twin town of Bielsko-Biala in Poland.
The 10-strong team was the most successful in the 12/13yrs and 14/15yrs age groups and won 11 out 20 possible medals.
The competition was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Bielsko- Biala’s sports club.
Teams of athletes up to the age of 19 from more than 10 European countries competed in track and field events, with medals awarded to the top three athletes in each event.
The athletes were accompanied on their trip by Andy Cook, Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services, and Joy Cummins-Douglas, of Kirklees Leisure. The trip was sponsored by Kirklees Youth Games, which is part of the Council’s ‘Getting fit for 2012’ campaign.
Results: Second place medals went to Newsome High school’s Jordan Toth (14/15yrs 100m) and Salendine Nook High School’s Danielle Roach (12/13yrs 60m and long jump), Natasha Ashong (14/15yrs 300m) and James Webster (14/15yrs 300m and high jump).
Third places went to Salendine Nook High School’s Matthew Roach (12/13yrs 60m) and Olivia Ashong (12/13yrs 60m and long jump), Mirfield Free Grammar School’s Michaela Pascall (14/15yrs 100m) and Kirkburton Middle School’s Tom Halton (12/13yrs 300m and shot putt).