Abi enjoys runaway success

PUBLISHED: 12:39 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:39 21 June 2017

Abi Peake.

Abi Peake.


Kings of Wessex Academy student Abi Peake qualified for the South West Regional finals in Exeter.

With the summer sporting season well underway, some top athletes from The Kings of Wessex Academy recently competed at the Somerset Schools Athletics competition at Millfield School.

Congratulations to Year 10 student Abi Peake, the only Kings student to qualify for the South West Regional finals in Exeter, and will be representing Somerset Schools.

Abi won both the 100m and 200m sprints, and while she was also competing against the excessive wind that impacted slightly on her times, she still achieved impressive county standard times with 13.1 and 27 seconds respectively. All the more impressive given the 200m was her first race.

Well done to fellow students who also participated, Hannah Bolt (75m hurdles), Bailey Gabriel (800m), Matt Gwilliam (200m and 300m), Lewis Hembrow-Mckinley (100m and high jump) and Ewart Jackson-Voyzey (long and triple jump).

The Academy wishes Abi every success in Exeter, which is set to be her biggest challenge to date as she competes in the Under-17 category as one of the youngest competitors at only 15 and she hopes to qualify for all the finals in her three events: the Somerset relay team, and the 100m and 200m races.

Abi has enjoyed a natural talent for sport since she was small and trains hard as a member of Mendip Athletic Club and is proud to be an active member of all the sports teams at Kings since Year 9.

Executive headteacher Chris Richardson, said: “Well done to Abi for her sporting success in being selected for the South West Regional Finals. I don’t underestimate her dedication and commitment and wish her well in her events.”

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