On Wednesday 1st July, we took 43 students from year 7, 8 and 9 over to Costello stadium for the annual Hull Schools Athletics Championships. This is an event we have had success at in previous years, and we were hopeful of continuing this.
Within the boys competition, the morning session was on the track and there was instant success with Rhys Jones (y7) finishing the 800m in bronze medal position, a great start. This was followed by Max Rogers (y8) getting silver at the same distance and we were off to a positive start. Next up was the 100 metres and an excellent run from Aristides Cunha (y8) meant a gold medal in a time of 11.71. Jamie Logan (y9) then narrowly missed out on the medals finishing 4th by a very small margin. In the 400m there was further victory with Lewis Holmes (y8) winning gold for our team in a time just outside 60 seconds. Aristides then won again in the 200m and in the final races of the morning, the 1500 metres, all three of our runners gained medals. Rhys Jones got another bronze, Jamie Logan also won bronze and there was exceptional win of over 20 metres from Ellis Clayton.
While this was going on, the girls were doing equally well in their field events. Rosie Laws (y7) won bronze in the javelin, and Demi Uscroft (high jump) and Molly Lawrence (long jump) also won bronze medals in their events. In the year 9 competition, there was also bronze in the long jump for Cara Lowther. Along with this, there were two fantastic wins for girls who have worked hard in practicing prior to the day. Corey Lane won the discus and Lydia Spenceley the javelin. So a fantastic morning brought 14 medals altogether.
In the afternoon the groups swapped, so boys were out in the field and girls on the track. In year 7 a bronze in the discus for Airunas Maciankas, silver in the high jump for Michael Sewell and a brilliant Mohamed Bojang gold in the javelin completed a really good first outing for this year group. In year 9, further medals were gained by Sam Gifford (silver, high jump) and Connor Weinman (bronze, shot putt). Aristides continued his winning day with gold in the long jump, and there were silver medals for Max Rogers (Shot putt) and Lewis Holmes (Javelin) for the year 8 team.
Final events were the relays, and one final commanding victory by the year 8 boys team finished off a fantastic day for our students. To top this off, the year 8 boys team also managed to win the team competition through their consistently strong performances and ensured they have won all four athletics competitions against hull schools they have taken part in, an incredible achievement.
Hopefully we can continue to build on this success next year and to see all athletes represent our school so well throughout the day was great to see.