Sixth Form student, Barnaby Corry, was selected to represent Great Britain at the Manchester International on the 18th of August at pole vault.
Taking place in Manchester Regional Arena, the event saw top international track and field athletes competing in a thrilling team format. Some of the UK’s brightest talents went head-to-head at the Manchester Regional Arena – with many looking to impress in the build up to next year’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
England was up against rival athletes representing teams from Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland as well as the National Athletics League and Great Britain and Northern Ireland (GB and NI) U20s. Meanwhile U20 teams represented England, Scotland and Wales, competing against each other and a GB and NI U18 team.
Barnaby finished in fifth place overall, but believes that he can do even better next time. He said: “The height that I cleared was low by my standards. I think this was owing to the fact that it was the biggest stage on which I had competed so far.”
Well done, Barnaby – a bright future awaits!
"I was just proud to be able to compete for GB. Doing so has been a long term goal of mine - one which I have strived for since I began vaulting. Beyond this, I’m setting my sights on further GB call-ups next season, with my goal in particular being to qualify for the U20 world athletics championships in Cali, Columbia next year."
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