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KJS Athlete Wins Commonwealth Silver

KJS Athlete Wins Commonwealth Silver

Sixth Former George Davies had an excellent reason for missing the start of term, as he was in Samoa competing for Team England at the Commonwealth Youth Games!

George has been a top-ranked UK javelin thrower for the past four years and, having won bronze and silver medals at past English Schools Championships, went one better this year to come away with gold. However, the highlight of the season came in September when, after a 40 hour journey to the beautiful Pacific island of Samoa, George won a silver medal for England at the Commonwealth Youth Games. “I placed second, throwing 68m, which I was happy with in such hot conditions,” explained George. “It was an incredible experience, a once in a lifetime opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all Team England and have made some great friends for life who I wish to spend many more trips with on major internationals.”

Meanwhile, fellow Sixth Former and middle-distance runner Millie Howard also had a great season. Having won the Yorkshire and Northern Championships over 800m, she came away with a silver medal at the English Schools Championships. Racing in her first international meet in Cardiff, she finished second in a new personal best time of 2:07.5, putting her in the top ten in Europe in the U18 age group.

Well done to both and good luck for next year!

KJS Athlete Wins Commonwealth Silver

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KJS Athlete Wins Commonwealth Silver