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Leeds West Indoor Athetics Champions

The Springbank Year 6 athletics team yesterday completed an impressive hat-trick by winning the Leeds West Indoor Athletics Championships for an incredible third year in succession. Our athletes first took gold in the new form of the competition in the year following on from the London Olympics and since that time we have become the team to beat out of almost 140 schools in our local area. Thursday night's competition was one of the closest seen in recent times and our usual rivals, Lower Wortley and Southroyd, were in determined mood as they looked to take the trophy out of our hands. Fierce determination from the Springbank girls saw them, remarkably, win every single one of their races on the day - that included the race of the night where a dropped baton looked to have knocked us out of the hurdles relay only for the girls to fight their way back from fifth place to win outright! The boys were equally determined against some very talented athletes from other schools and won the majority of their races on the night. However, Lower Wortley produced some amazing performances in the field events, including two of the longest triple jumps ever recorded in primary school history, so we knew the final result would be tight. In the end Springbank took the title by just ten points and they will now go through to the finals against the best schools in the city to be held in January. Well done athletes - as always you have done us proud!