Freya Stanger, Year 10 student entered the Dorset County Biathlon Championships on 2nd October at Leweston School, Sherborne, for the first time and came first in her age group (U15) and became the County Champion.
The following week Freya entered the SW Regional Biathlon Championships where she had come 6th the previous year in her first ever Biathlon. This time Freya went even better, having a good 200metre swim, where she came 4th and then ran from the front in the 2000m run around the athletics track to win the run in a good time of 2 minutes 35 seconds. This put her on exactly the same points as another competitor but Freya was awarded the Gold medal and became SW regional Champion on a count back.
This enabled Freya to qualify for the National Biathlon Championships held on 27th November 2016 at Solihull. Freya went in ranked 8th in the country on her times to date this year. It was an exceptionally cold day but Freya went out hard on the run and came 4th overall matching her personal best time of 2 minutes 25 seconds. She then went on and swam the 200m and again matched her personal best time so nothing more could be asked of her.
Her exploits resulted in Freya coming 4th overall in national championships matching her position that she achieved last year in this event.
So Freya is County and SW Regional Champion and 4th nationally in the U15 girls Biathlon event.
The future is that Freya will compete at the National Schools biathlon Championships at Crystal Palace in March 2017 where she will represent All Saints and try and get near her 2nd place from last year.
Good luck Freya from all at All Saints School.