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London Youth Games: Langdon Academy seal sportshall finals spots

PUBLISHED: 15:30 03 March 2017

Langdon's year seven boys will represent Newham at the London Youth Games sportshall athletics finals

Langdon's year seven boys will represent Newham at the London Youth Games sportshall athletics finals

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Langdon's year seven girls will represent Newham at the London Youth Games sportshall athletics finalsLangdon's year seven girls will represent Newham at the London Youth Games sportshall athletics finals

Langdon Academy’s year seven boys and girls will represent Newham at the London Youth Games sportshall athletics finals at Crystal Palace later this month.

Both came through qualifying competitions at the Copper Box Arena this week, with the boys winning their event ahead of Havering’s Coopers Coborn School.

Pupils took part in obstacle races, two, four and eight-lap races, an eight-lap paarlauf, 4x2-lap relay, as well as shot put, speed bounce, standing long jump and triple jump and vertical jump.

Langdon’s boys topped the charts in track (119 points) and field (114) for a grand total of 233, to finish 15 clear of Coopers.

Greenwich’s Thomas Tallis were third on 207 points, ahead of Barking & Dagenham’s Robert Clack (181), Tower Hamlets’ Bishop Challoner (176), Redbridge’s Beal (166), Lewisham’s Haberdashers (149) and Bexley’s Hurstmere (140).

Langdon’s girls, meanwhile, collected a total of 224 points in their competition to finish as runners-up to Coopers (233).

Thomas Tallis (202), Bishop Challoner (190), Townley Grammar (Bexley, 169), Ursuline (Redbridge, 161), Robert Clack (147) and Haberdashers (142) also competed.

The sportshall finals take place at Crystal Palace on March 22.

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