Sports su­per­star Ser­ena bags gold again at ath­let­ics con­test

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

A YOUNG ath­lete is rac­ing in her mum’s foot­steps af­ter pick­ing up gold medals at a schools com­pe­ti­tion.

Ser­ena Car­roll, 10, has scooped two golds at the Mac­cles­field and Dis­trict Pri­mary Schools’ Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships. The com­pe­ti­tion was the sec­ond time the Marl­bor­ough Pri­mary School pupil has won for her school af­ter tri­umph­ing in the Year 4 sprint race last year.

Run­ning this time in the Year 5 sprint race, she beat off com­pe­ti­tion from other schools in the area to win both her heat and the fi­nal.

The Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers ath­lete, also a keen net­baller and cheer­leader, even man­aged to beat the older girls from Year 6 in the long jump, per­fect­ing her run-up to bag the top place and a per­sonal best re­sult.

Mum Ber­nadette Car­roll, 33, said: “I am so proud of Ser­ena for her vic­tory once again. She man­aged to come away with gold last year, which was great, but to come away with two golds this year is fan­tas­tic!”

The sports star in the mak­ing also tri­umphed in the long jump.

Ber­nadette said: “Ser­ena is a fan­tas­tic long jumper but when I saw how tall the girls were who she was up against it made me won­der how she would get on.”

She added that watch­ing Ser­ena brought back happy mem­o­ries of when she her­self was an ath­lete when she was young and said: “She is def­i­nitely keep­ing the fam­ily tra­di­tion go­ing with all of her golds. The whole fam­ily is so proud of her achieve­ments.”

She added: “David Hope who is head of PE there is a fan­tas­tic teacher who puts so much of his time and ef­fort into sport­ing achieve­ments and strives for his school, ‘Team Marl­bor­ough,’ to be the best they can be.”

●● Ser­ena Car­roll, 10, won gold in the sprint and long jump at the Mac­cles­field and Dis­trict Pri­mary Schools’ Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships

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