Abi represents Somerset at English Schools’ Athletics Championships.

PUBLISHED: 11:56 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 01 August 2018

Abi Peake leads Team Somerset.

Abi Peake leads Team Somerset.

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Kings of Wessex student Abi Peake led Team Somerset at the English Schools’ Athletics Championships.

As the sunshine and the summer athletics season continues, Year 11 student Abi Peake from The Kings of Wessex Academy has been busy competing in the Mendip Schools event as she awaits her GCSE results.

Abi was chosen to represent Somerset in the English Schools’ Athletics Championships at Birmingham Alexander Stadium - one of 32 athletes chosen from 120, which was a triumph in itself.

The event was held over two days with the semi-final on the first day, followed by the finals. Abi’s heat was the first of four, with eight athletes in each race.

The competition was tough, but Abi was delighted to secure a place in the semi-final and ran in the first heat to be placed fifth, only missing out on the final with a fastest loser time of 2000th of a second.

Abi’s position was joint eighth, however, she was placed ninth in the competition.

This was a commendable result for Abi’s first-ever national competition and she had the privilege of leading Team Somerset through the parade carrying the Somerset banner.

Abi was delighted to represent Kings and her county and will be working hard to qualify for the final next year and later in August she will be competing in the English Athletics Under-17 National Championships in Bedford.

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