By Bernard Peyre
Published on 15 Mar 22 at 21:26
After brilliantly qualifying for the French UNSS athletics championships indoors (by being Gironde champions in all the challenges supplied), 4 groups from the Jules-Ferry college in Langon (Gironde) had been going to confront the elite of nationwide athletics at the Robert-Poirier stadium in reindeerfrom March 11 to 13, 2022.
Sprint, hurdles, throws
Selected on the foundation of their efficiency and/or their attendance at college athletics coaching, 11 younger athletes (together with three licensed Langonnais Stadium Athletics) made the journey to Brittany to put on the colours of the college, their metropolis and the South of Gironde.
Engaged in dash, hurdles, throws and jumps, the college college students noticed their goals of a podium slip away a number of days earlier than the begin following the reclassification of their groups in the “excellence” class.
Indeed, counting of their ranks Emma Marsilliac, not too long ago registered on the lists of high-level sport, all the Jules-Ferry groups then switched to the highest championship, that reserved for college sports activities sections.
Sacred champions of France
But extra was wanted to discourage the Langon delegation. At the finish of magnificent races throughout which the 5 Langon athletes engaged in velocity improved their private document, the college group received the supreme faculty title, that of French UNSS “excellence” champion.
The 6”94 of Mathis Mailles, the 6”47 of Ibrahim Sanogo, the 7’22 of Emma Boiraud, the 7”20 of Laly Bonnin, and at last the 6”70 of Emma Marsillac (new federal document of Gironde on 50 meters minimal ladies), allowed the college to build up 149 factors, 17 greater than at the departmental championships, however particularly yet another than the college Clos de Pouilly of Dijonvice-champion of France.
This achievement is all the extra appreciated since the college’s sports activities affiliation had seen its hopes of a nationwide title dashed in the relay race, like so many different issues, by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 in June 2020.
But if Lou, Lisa, Inès, Charlotte, Julie or Eva have by no means had the likelihood to line up and win in the last A of the French UNSS championships, as they had been capable of do for the last B in 2019, Mathis , Ibrahim, Laly and the two Emmas have simply demonstrated that they’d been proper to consider in it, two years in the past already…
An entire golden group
Moreover, if the different challenges entered into didn’t take pleasure in the identical success in Rennes, all of them achieved a spot of honour, rating sixth in throws, eighth in leaping and ninth in hurdles at the “excellence” stage.
The college’s PE lecturers are due to this fact extraordinarily pleased with the whole group, which additionally contains Graziella Colombera, Arthus Guidon, Khadija Hammoumi, Maxime Kobuzinski, Kory-Liam Louis and Abel Tesson- Lydia.
Their dedication and their mind-set had been irreproachable all weekend. If 5 college students received medals at the French championships, the entire group was in gold.
“We are going down in college history! »
The Jules-Ferry college has just written a magnificent page in its sporting history, certainly the finest. “We are entering the history of the college,” says a student. “It’s extraordinary”, we answer him.
The whole team is taking advantage of the moment but is already planning for the future: “will there be French championships this summer? “And yes, there will be.” And yes, the 150 college students licensed by the sports association will be encouraged to participate by participating in the Wednesday afternoon competitions, specifies François Tesson, PE teacher.
After this exceptional title, nothing will fundamentally change in the functioning of the sports association. Training will always be offered during the lunch break and on Friday evening. A trip to the Pyrenees will always be offered to fifth and fourth year pupils to discover outdoor activities. Pupils in the “UNSS course” courses will proceed to profit from one hour extra of PE every week. Conventions will all the time hyperlink it to the Stade Langonnais Athlétisme and the Tennis Club Langonnais
Emma, Laly, Emma, Ibrahim and Mathis have simply proved to all their comrades that it is potential to be educated in a small college in South-Gironde and to be topped champions of France.
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