Sam, from Padstow, went to Manchester on the 4th of September to compete in the national athletics competition where he not only gained his personal best height of 2.15m but was also awarded a third-place medal.
After arriving at Truro College to take full advantage of the sports facilities there, Sam is going into his second year of studying A Levels in PE, Geography and Sociology while also joining the College’s well-recognised Elite Academy.
I’m really excited to be at the Truro campus this year and to be joining the Elite academy
“High-jump is my passion so I’m excited to be combining it with my College experience, which has been great.”
Truro College offers a number of academies, such as football, art, medicine, e:sports and more, for students to join alongside their timetable of study as an opportunity to enjoy additional time to focus on an area of interest or expertise.
The Elite academy is specifically designed to offer specialist training to exceptional athletes across a range of sports. The academy has been particularly beneficial to a number of students who have gone onto to compete in a range of globally recognised sporting competitions around the world, including Pole-vaulter Molly Caudery who has competed in the Commonwealth games.
Although Sam is unsure of what competitions will be running in the near future due to the current pandemic, he hopes that he will be taking part in competitions again this winter, in particular having the opportunity to take part in the world championships which, if he qualifies for, could see him on the road to the next Olympics.