Speedy Olivia storms to national 400m athletics title

August 4, 2022

These Year 8 pupils won a bronze medal at the Welsh Schools Team Athletics Championships

A Sixth Form athlete at Monmouth School for Girls has stormed to a national 400m title.
Olivia achieved a personal-best of 59.43 to be crowned the new Welsh National Schools Under-20s 400m champion.
Representing South East Wales, Oliva was the first pupil at the school to win the title since Mrs Sarah Rossiter, who now teaches PE at Monmouth, in 1996.
Victoria, who has just finished Year 8, represented South East Wales in the Under-15 high jump, finishing in eighth place.
Year 8 pupils Romy, Victoria, Sienna, Jess, Lauren, Izzy, Alice, Sophie and Verity are celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the Welsh Schools Team Athletics Championships.
There were wins for Sophie (long jump), Alice (1500m) and Verity (shot).
It was the first time in more than 10 years that a team from the school had qualified for this competition and they performed superbly to win a bronze medal.