Forty Taunton School athletes represented the Taunton area team at the County Championships in Yeovil last Saturday, claiming five gold, five silver and six bronze medals.

Awards at the County Championships went to the following pupils:

Bronze
Korede Adesunloye – triple jump
Alex Griffiths – 110m hurdles
Verity Winsor – 300m
Anna Parkinson – 800m
Rhiannon Lee – hammer
Amelia Davies – shot and discus

Silver
Thomas Houghton-King – javelin
Eugene Milskiy – 100m
Alex Male 3000m
Will Perry – shot
Rhiannon Lee – shot

Gold
Eugene Milskiy – 200m
George Tester – 400m
Charlotte Vickery – 1500m
Matt Alvarez 100m and 200m
Cerys Lee – long jump and shot

It was a particularly notable performance from Matt Alvarez who ran two personal bests, of 10.77s for the 100m and 21.68 for the 200m, both National Standards (a National Standard is indicative of top 8 in the country). Frank Tickner Head of Athletics at Taunton School said: “One of these would be fantastic, two in the same afternoon is an exceptional achievement.”