Giant win as school takes national title

The triumphant S2 pupils
The triumphant S2 pupils

Monifieth High School were recently crowned Scottish Schools S2 Giant Heptathlon winners at an event held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow by Scottish Athletics.

Their campaign started back in November 2013 when they won the Angus event organised by Angus Council Sports Development and Active Schools.

All eight secondary schools competed in the event, which consisted of various disciplines including sprinting, jumping, throwing, hurdles, relays and endurance.

The Angus champions then went on to compete in the Tayside and Fife Regional final in Pitreavie, Dunfermline, where they continued their success by coming out on top against some very tough opponents from Dundee, Perth and Fife schools.

The Scottish final, which took place on March 21 was held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Monifieth High School, representing the Tayside and Fife Region, demonstrated fantastic speed, endurance, skill and physical ability as they stole a march on their fellow regional winners to take the National Schools Giant Heptathlon title.

The school were presented with their trophy and medals from Commonwealth Games contender Kirsty Yates. With 139 other secondary schools around the country involved, it was a fantastic achievement!

The team, who were managed by Alex Thom, PE teacher, and Lynda Sim, Club Together athletics officer, consisted of seven boys and seven girls from S2.

They worked extremely hard to achieve this coveted title, with regular training from Ms Sim.

Their dedication, enthusiasm and teamwork during training helped land them the title of Scottish Champions. Well done!