Priory lead the way in mini Olympics

PUPILS and staff at Priory Junior School in St Neots were celebrating after coming out top in a regional athletics meeting last Thursday. More than 500 children from 22 schools took part in the Cambridgeshire Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the

PUPILS and staff at Priory Junior School in St Neots were celebrating after coming out top in a regional athletics meeting last Thursday.

More than 500 children from 22 schools took part in the Cambridgeshire Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the St Ivo running track.

The mayor of St. Ives attended to present gold, silver and bronze medals in each of 18 events including sprints, relays and long jumps.

And it was Priory Junior School that finished top of the points table and lifted the trophy, narrowly beating Buckden by just six points.


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Top individual performances came from Duxford's Cameron Watson, Megan Edwards of Holme School and Buckden's Louis Tierney who all set new records in their individual events.

Buckden also smashed the championship record in the final race of the day - the 5 x 80m relay - by setting a new time of 60.8 seconds.

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Event organiser Kevin Sadler said: "The enthusiasm and excitement generated by the children was very noticeable this year. They achieved some record-breaking performances and some very exciting finishes. This event has become Cambridgeshire's own mini-Olympics.

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