Seevic College athletes shine at British Colleges Athletics Championships

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Seevic -college -athletes -shine -at -british -colleges -athletics -championshipsHurdler Emmanuel Nanang led an impressive medal haul for Seevic College’s Athletics team at the British Colleges Sport National Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead International Stadium on Wednesday 15 May.

In total, the College’s team of seven athletes returned back to Essex with an impressive eight medals.

The event, which was held for the second year running in Gateshead, saw athletes having to contend with wintery showers and a strong back straight wind.

Last year, Nanang missed out on his first 400m hurdles national title in a photo finish. On Wednesday, however, he took the crown in convincing style - winning by a clear 10m and clocking and impressive time of 60.4 seconds.

Seevic’s other medals came in the throws. First-year New Campus Basildon student Kayleigh Arthurton threw the 4kg hammer 33.47m to take second place while David Scupham threw the men’s 6kg implement 41.68m to take third in a high class competition.

The Javelin event was equally successful; Luke Beard (34.21m) and Katherine Ellis (24.79m) finished an impressive second and third respectively.

The pair weren’t happy one medal apiece however. Beard went on take Silver in the shot (10.68m). And not to be outdone by her Basildon Athletics Club team mate, Ellis finished second in the women’s shot competition (7.92m) before claiming a third medal by winning Silver in the discus (16.83m).

Meanwhile, rugby converts Jack Avery and George Wood made the final of a highly competitive 400m field. Fighting against the wind and driving rain, the talented pair battled with Britain’s best young runners to finish a highly creditable fifth and sixth respectively.

Seevic College is proud to offer one of the most successful sports programmes in the country. The College enjoys a strong tradition of competing in the best College competitions and leagues for many years, and can boast an impressive array of both team and individual national champions.

The College’s Faculty of Sport & Public Services aims to establish a Culture of ‘Student Athletes’ - and focus on each student’s performance academically, athletically and in the community.

To find out more about studying towards a Sports qualification at Seevic College from September 2013 ring 01268 882 666 or email yourfuture@seevic-college.ac.uk

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