Exmouth students claim indoor athletic success

Exmouth Community College students achieved fourth place in the county’s indoor athletics champioships.

A team of six boys and six girls qualified for the Devon finals, after coming second in the East Devon Schools Indoor Athletics competition, which took place at Torbay Leisure Centre.

A spokesman for the school said: The competition generates a huge amount of energy and noise as the students cheer on another on, particularly in the relay races.

“The students have to participate in all of the events that include a speed bounce, standing long jump, shot and a number of relays of varying length.”

With all eight East Devon schools taking part, the competition was fierce and new county records were set in the standing long jump and shot competitions.

Cameron Bates, of Exmouth, beat the exisitng long jump record by 20 centimetres.

Thirteen schools got through to the Devon final, and 160 boys and girls pushed themselves to try to achieve personal bests.

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The boys team achieved second place, while the girls came in, in seventh place.

The year seven and eight boys’ team was made up of: Cameron Bates, Edward Scott, George Mears, Alfie Collinson, Alec Larrson-Carter, Jason Mann and Luke Bland.

The girls team was Meredith Deighton, Emily Edlington, Maddy Wright, Lianna Hayman, Jade Thomas, Laura Barnes and Daisy Turner.