ATHLETICS: Princethorpe girls triumph in Combined Events

Hollie Moore, Millie Johnson and Mollie Dibb
Hollie Moore, Millie Johnson and Mollie Dibb

Millie, Hollie and Mollie take one, two and three!

Millie, Hollie and Mollie go one, two, three might sound like the title of an early readers book but the jaunty rhyme of their first names belies the force behind the girls’ achievement at Pingles athletic stadium, Nuneaton, where they were crowned Warwickshire Combined Events Champions. Competing over seven events the girls ran, jumped and threw accumulating nearly 8,000 points between them to dominate the competition from start to finish.

Year’ 11’s Millie Johnson, who also won the Inter age group championships last year, dominated from the first event; the hurdles, and didn’t relinquish her position throughout the two days. The Coventry Godiva athlete, whose current focus this season is the 200 metres proved untouchable even by Princethorpe team mates Hollie Moore and Mollie Dibb.

The Year 10 girls tried hard to chase her down having to work against tough opposition to re-gain their second and third positions in an exciting final 800 metres where the fifteen year olds stormed through to make the podium call a whitewash for the second year running for Princethorpe College. Representing Warwickshire the trio will now go forward to compete in the English Schools Athletics Association’s Regional Combined Events Championships in late June.

Princethorpe College has a tradition of doing well in this event with Upper Sixth former Annabelle Pask, whose current top three Power of 10 ranking in the U20’s age group, bears testament to.

Princethorpe’s Head of Girls’ Games Mrs Debs Brookes commented: “The girls did brilliantly making us bite our nails until the final event when the results were declared. The legacy of Annabelle is there for them to follow. It was great that she came down to the track to support all of the Princethorpe competitors and offer some helpful advice.”

Other notable Princethorpe achievements were: Josh Evans, Year 10 5th, Izzy Smith Year 9 5th and Darcy Conway Year 7, 10th.

Image shows from left Hollie Moore, Millie Johnson and Mollie Dibb