UK SCHOOL GAMES: Wiskin’s Sheffield steel
1:20pm Friday 20th September 2013 in Latest News
CODFORD teenager Jack Wiskin claimed a bronze medal at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games in Sheffield last weekend.
Visually-impaired youngster Wiskin, 18, came third in the 100m ambulant event to end a successful first full season of competition.
Wiskin, who attends Larkrise School in Trow-bridge, also won gold at the England Athletics U15/ U17 Championships in Beford in August, winning 100m and 200m gold and is is currently the UK all-time 100m record holder in the T12 category.
The Team Bath competitor, who lost his sight from a brain tumour aged 16, also took silver at the England Athletics Senior Disability Championships in Birmingham in June Also in Sheffield, St Laurence School student Grace Davies-Redmond was also in terrific form, clocking 43.61secs for second place in the 300m hurdles.
That time sliced 0.14secs off the time the Bradford on Avon youngster set when finishing runner-up at the English Schools.
She competes at the English Schools’ Combined Events Championships this weekend.
Warminster’s Daniella Whiting was fourth in the girls open 400m individual medley in the swimming events in Sheffield.
ALEX Carter raced to victory in the sixth and final race in the Yeovilton 5k road summer series.
The Team Bath junior from Winsley clocked 15mins 21secs.
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