Youngsters show promise on track and field

PUBLISHED: 15:12 04 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:35 04 May 2010

Caroline Shropshire has won two 800m races in quick succession

Caroline Shropshire has won two 800m races in quick succession

ATHLETES from the King s School, Ely, have been showing their promise both in track and field. Caroline Shropshire, 10, won the girls 800m with a run of 2:56.7 at the East Anglian Prep Schools Southern Area championships, in which 29 schools competed. Fe

ATHLETES from the King's School, Ely, have been showing their promise both in track and field.

Caroline Shropshire, 10, won the girls' 800m with a run of 2:56.7 at the East Anglian Prep Schools Southern Area championships, in which 29 schools competed.

Fellow Year 5 student Tatijana Allpress narrowly missed out on a medal when she cleared 3.48m to finish fourth in the high jump.

Athletes Oliver Diss and Flavia Kumar, both 14-year-old Year 8 pupils at King's Junior School, have qualified for the National Prep Schools Championships.

Oliver will run in the 800m and Flavia will compete in the triple jump at the championships to be held at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium on Monday.

Other King's pupils impressed in last week's Three Choirs competition against St John's and King's College School.

Year 7 pupil David Scott was a triple winner in his age group, winning the high jump, long jump and 800m.

Caroline Shropshire celebrated a middle distance double when she won the 800m ahead of an all-boy field.

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