Athletics Champions selected for Avon

Outstanding performances at the Avon schools championships have seen three  14 year old Chew Valley athletes selected for the South West regional finals in Exeter.

Perry Cunio, a Triple Jump specialist, pulled off a jump of 11m 47cm in the Avon contest to win his event.  He will be joined by Tom Booth who won the Javelin with a throw of 35m (6m below his personal best!) and Sam Burtenshaw who won the discus with a throw of 29m.

‘We knew they were good athletes when they destroyed their respective fields at the BANES meet earlier in the summer, but their performances at the Avon championships take their achievements to another level,’ enthused Mr Monk their school coach.

Let’s hope they can rise to the tough challenge of the Regional finals.  Good luck boys!