Schools show off local talent

Fearnhill School from Letchworth were the overall (Grand Prix) winners at The Comet sponsored North Herts Schools District Athletics Championships. Only one record was broken at Ridlins last Wednesday and this was by Jo Mansell from Hitchin Girls School

Fearnhill School from Letchworth were the overall (Grand Prix) winners at The Comet sponsored North Herts Schools' District Athletics Championships.

Only one record was broken at Ridlins last Wednesday and this was by Jo Mansell from Hitchin Girls' School.

She beat Hayley Beard's existing record to win the senior girls' 800m in 2:18.7 and become the inaugural winner of the Top Individual Performance.

Greneway from Royston won the junior boys' section, Knights Templar the intermediate while Hitchin Boys' School took the senior category.

Hitchin Girls' School were winners of the intermediate and senior girls' sections, with Greneway taking the junior girls' group.

The combined winners were Greneway (both junior and intermediate) and Meridian (senior).

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Great Britain triathlete and former Hitchin schoolgirl Natalie Barnard was on hand to present all the awards.