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Jonathan begins outdoor Athletics season in style

Jonathan begins outdoor Athletics season in style

A young track and field star began the campaign in style with success at a regional meet.

Jonathan Osbourne, a Year 7 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, produced a fine effort at a competition held at Deeside Athletics Club on Sunday, April 15, which was the first time he had competed outdoors this season.

The 11-year-old came up with a sensational performance in the Javelin event, where his mighty throw was rewarded with a first-place finish and gold medal.

There was further cause for celebration in the form of the long jump event, where Jonathan continued his immense progress with a silver medal after another polished display.

The academic and sports scholar also managed to reach the final of the 100-metre event, which all bodes incredibly well for a busy series of competitions during the summer months.

Jonathan has shown a tremendous dedication to improving at early morning sessions put on by Rydal Penrhos’ strength and conditioning department, which have significantly improved his overall conditioning and improved his knowledge on what it takes to be a well-conditioned athlete.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Jonathan has really hit the ground running in terms of the outdoor season after plenty of achievements during the indoor campaign, and everyone is thrilled at the rate he is currently developing.

“His efforts in the gym and knowledge of the body has been a huge contributing factor in his recent success, which are platforms we aim to give each talented athlete currently living and learning at Rydal Penrhos.”

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