Sports Day 2016

14th July 2016

Despite the difficult weather conditions on day one with 40mph gusts, the staff and students carried on and completed a successful day of Athletics. One of the records broken on day one in the challenging, windy conditions, was in the Javelin. Emily Giardina through over 28m to get the year 10/11 records respectively.  In the year 9 girls triple jump, Rebecca Smith broke the previous record by 6cm to secure 1st place and maximum points for her house. The other two new records were both broken in the year 9 Shot Putt, Harry Clemo and Grace Ward both now competing for MS broke the old records and gained the extra points for breaking the school records.

On day two projected storms disrupted the original plans so an adapted plan allowing for poor weather was organised. It didn’t disrupt the quality of athletes though with Ellie Laffey running the 1500m in a blistering pace, beating her older sisters old record in 5minutes and 37 seconds.  After losing her 1500m year 7 record to her sister though Esther produced an outstanding run to steal the year 10 800m record setting some tough times for her sister to beat in the future. Another year 10 record breaking athlete was Mia Harrison in the 200m running in a time of 28.01 seconds, meaning she now holds the 200m for both year 9 and year 10. Lily Jewell was also on top form, transferring her excellent swimming successes to the running track breaking the year 8, 1500m record.

Special mentions must go to Djamel Turner for winning three races against the odds. Seb Rowland from year 13 who came back to break the 400m record but missed out by 0.7 seconds, a great effort but the 2002 record remains.

The 4x100m relays were extremely close, with a number of races almost needing a photo finish. Congratulations to Thomas-Sharman year 9 girls and Knights-Heath senior girls who both broke records in their teams of four.

Despite the difficult and unpredictable weather conditions it was a successful event. The students did very well to adapt after activities week and field some very strong teams. Well done to all and a very well done to all the record breakers.

The overall results were as follows:

1st RP                                        2nd KH                                                      3rd MS                                      4th TS

A selection of photos from the day can be found in the Sports Day 2016 Photo Gallery

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