Lewis gains runner-up spot in county championships

Lewis Hembrow-McKinley.

Lewis Hembrow-McKinley. - Credit: Archant

Kings of Wessex Year 9 student Lewis Hembrow-Mckinley came runner-up in the county athletics championships held at Millfield School.

Kings of Wessex Year 9 student Lewis Hembrow-Mckinley started this year’s summer athletics season on a triumphant note when he came second in the county athletics championships at Millfield School.

Lewis competed against more than 75 athletes from other Somerset schools in the challenging pentathlon including: hurdle, shot putt, long jump, high jump and 800m, with the high jump being his favourite event.

As well as second in the county, Lewis came seventh overall due to guest athletes from Wiltshire and Exeter.

Lewis first got interested in athletics in Year 7 at Hugh Sexey Middle School and has been training hard ever since. He currently trains three times a week as a member of North Somerset Athletics Club with coach Chris Millard and on non-training days he jogs near his home.

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Looking to the future, Lewis dreams of being an Olympian or a doctor to help sportsmen and women with sports injuries. But for now, Lewis hopes to participate in the county championships for Avon and other events this summer, including sports day at the academy next half term.

Executive headteacher Chris Richardson said: “I congratulate Lewis on his wonderful achievement in coming second overall in the county athletics championships. This is a tribute to Lewis for his true dedication and abilities as an athlete and I wish him every success.”

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