County title success for Nelson and Colne College student Neng!

Neng Wildman (blue)
Neng Wildman (blue)

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form BTEC Sport student Neng Wildman has competed against the county’s elite to win the 100m at the Lancashire Schools Athletics Championships in Wigan.

Neng is a member of Pendle Athletic Club and has been running competitively for around five years.

He competed in 100m and 200m competitions while still a pupil of Ss John Fisher and Thomas More Catholic Humanities College, and qualified for the Lancashire Schools’ Championships.

An exceptionally strong athlete, Neng got through to the final in both the 100m and 200m, and finished third in the 200m, where he gained a personal best time.

He also ran an amazing race in the 100m to win, equalling his personal best and achieving an English Standard time.

Head of PE and Sport at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form, Catherine Stanworth said, “Neng is a really committed student who shows a lot of dedication to his athletics and his studies.

“We were thrilled to learn of his success, and we are confident he will work hard to achieve similar success in the future.”