Sports Day 2014

3rd July 2014

Teachers assembled their clipboards, 6th formers organised the equipment and the competitors completed their warm ups on what was an excellent first day at the Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Sports Day. Nearly all events had a 100% turn out which is testament to sports captains across the school and to all staff for helping organise the athletes. The Javelin throwers saw a new record with new year 7 student Ellie Rush throwing 18.63m, beating the old record by nearly 4m! Harrison Mogg-Walls was the closest in the Shot Putt, he threw the Shot just 7cm away from the year 9 Record at 11.70m to win the year 9 boys competition. The biggest Long Jump of the day was performed by senior student Austen Wood with 5.28m. Other records fell in the Triple Jump with year 9 Multi-Eventer Bea Lever jumping 8.37m and year 7 student Kiera Clark in the Discuss smashing the old record with a throw of 15.87m.

The running events produced an amazing ten new records, adding to the three beaten during the field events. Coming into the final bend MS and RP were neck and neck in the year 7 girls 4x100m relay but MS fumbled the baton allowing the RP girls beat the 20 year old record with a finishing time of 62.03seconds. In the same event MS girls won the year 8 race, smashing the current record by over a second completing the team race in 58.63 seconds! Two other year eight girls who broke records are Esther Laffey in the 800m and Lauren Marsh in the 200m, where the original record had been held for over 23 years! The year 8 boys 100m was one of the closest ever with the first two being split by 0.06 seconds with Jarvis Stevens of TS winning. The year 9 Multi eventers both broke records, Ciaran Claris winning the event for the boys and Bea Lever for the girls who also stole the show breaking 3 records in the process to winning the event.

Looking across to the upper school and senior athletes the main man was Ally Kinloch who continued breaking records with his international prowess and completed the 1500m in 4minutes and 27 seconds to add to the record he broke last year in the same event. Amy Clayton was also a record breaker in the multi-event scoring 188points across the four disciplines. There was a surprise result in the year 10/11 boys 100m with Henry Collier beating all other competitors to give TS maximum points. The year 10/11 girl sprint events emerged a new star, Elise Cox winning both the 100m and 200m for RP. Abby Piper won both the Triple Jump and the 1500m for year 10/11 girls which might encourage her to become a multi-eventer in the next few years and attempt to steal the senior record.

Other events taking place on the day included Art, Geography and Food Tec, all events were extremely well supported and competed in. A special mention must go to Harrison Watler for producing the best sports day related cake the school has ever seen! Next year we hope to have plenty more events taking place as well as more records broken. Well done to all competitors and thank you to all staff and spectators for making the event one of the highlights of the school year.

Overall results:                 1st = MS                 2nd = RP                 3rd = TS                  4th = KH

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