Seevic Track & Field athletes star for Essex at National Championships

Friday, 12 July 2013

800m runner Kaylee Dodd led the charge for Seevic College with a silver medal at the English Schools’ Athletic Association (ESAA) Track & Field Championships 2013.

Seventeen-year-old Kaylee was one of five Seevic College athletes who represented Essex at the event, which was held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on 5-6 July and televised live on Sky Sports.

Kaylee, who previously attended Beauchamps School in Wickford and was captain of the 70 strong Essex team, clocked a new personal best of 02:07:02 on her way to second place.

The four other Seevic College athletes who part of the Essex team all performed impressively, with each making the top eight in England for their respective events.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Yarwood and Mitch Etheridge, who both previously attended Fitzwimarc School in Rayleigh, came third and fourth respectively in the pole vault.

Meanwhile, in the 400m hurdles, 17-year-old Emmanuel Nanang finished sixth in the final while Emily Bullis, also 17, achieved seventh in the 1500m steeple chase.

The efforts of the College’s five athletes made a big contribution towards Essex winning the Senior Boys title and finishing second in the Senior Girls trophy.

Many of Team GB’s successful London 2012 team previously competed in the ESAA National Championships, including gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford.

The annual ESAA National Championships are the fourth largest athletics event in the World and have been televised live by Sky since 2008.

Seevic College enjoys a strong tradition of sporting success, regularly competiting at the highest level national championships.

The College strives to establish a culture of ‘Student Athletes’ - where focus is placed on each student’s performance academically, athletically and within the community.

Spaces are still remaining on the College’s wide range of sport courses starting in September 2013.

To find out more visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk, ring 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

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