Athletics Update

Teddies athletes continue their run of superb performances.

At the Achilles Relays, yet another school record was broken in the senior boys’ 4 x 100m with a time of 45s. The previous record of 45.4s was set at the Radley Relays in 2008 by Henry Streatfield, Archie Burt, Schu Ichimura and Alex Dzigora. Congratulations to the senior girls’ sprint team who came 4th (out of 8) in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200, and to the inter and senior boys’ 4 x 200 teams who narrowly missed out on a place in their respective finals, coming 8th and 7th in overall times.

At the Oxford City Schools Championships on 11th May at Horspath Stadium, our Shell boys were crowned City Champions and our Fourth Form boys City Runners-up — by 2 points! Stand out performances on the day came from:

Junior Boys
Maxi Madrian, 2nd in the junior boys’ discus
Arjun Bhundia, 2nd in the junior boys’ high jump and 300m
Felix Burton, 3rd in the junior boys’ triple jump
Isaac Brennan, 3rd in the junior boys’ long jump

Inter Boys
Fergus Flory, 1st in the inter boys’ 800m
Max Liddy, 2nd in the inter boys’ triple jump and 100m
Josh Moore, 2nd in the inter boys’ 200m
Louis Williams, 2nd in the inter boys’ 400m
Will Monks, 3rd in the inter boys’ javelin
Ollie McCrum, 3rd in the inter boys’ 1500m

More school records were broken at the Marlborough Athletics meet last Saturday: Sixth Former Brandi Akpobome doubled the 2011 discus record of 13.87 with her outstanding throw of 28.74m and also made a significant gain on the 2011 shot putt record of 6.8m with her throw of 10.37m. Tanaka Chitsenga broke Jamie D’Alton’s 2013 triple jump record of 12.22 with his jump of 12.58m. Finally, Dekoye Coker broke his own 100m and 200m records by 0.2 and 0.4 respectively with times of 11.0 and 23.3.

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