Sports superstar Serena bags gold again at athletics contest
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