A stellar week of athletics
It has been a bumper week of athletics, and the Club have certainly jumped to and delivered some results to celebrate.
In the first of the events at Marlborough, both the boys and girls teams were in particularly fine form. Among the seniors, Jenny Hannah won both the 800m and 1500m A string events, Fiona Bristow won the 100m A (with a new school record) and Long Jump A, Fergus Flory won the 800m A and came joint first in the 400m A and Livi Tomacelli won the 100m B and came second in the 200m A, the girls won the 4x100m relay and the boys came second in theirs behind Eton, whilst Louis Williams won the Long Jump A and the 100m B. Among the Inters Grace Flynn was victorious in the Discus A, Lily Helling won the High Jump A, Ibrahim Khan won the Javelin overall and Sophie Tompkins placed third in the Javelin A, whilst Charlotte Churchman came second in the 200m A and Sam Gorton third in the 800m A.
At the Radley Relays the senior boys sprint medley team of Matthew Walton, Daniel Hoggar, Felix Burton and Fergus Flory set a new school record time of 3 minutes 45 seconds running their respective legs of 200m, 200m, 400m and 800m.
In the City Schools Championships the Shells and Fourth Form had a day to remember, with the Shell Boys crowned City Champions, the Shell Girls taking second place and the Inter Boys and Girls both taking third place. Among the huge array of individual performance highlights, there were first places for Dylan Jones in the High Jump, Oliver Sedgwick in the 300m, Egor Varivoda in the Discus, Hermione Brewster in the 800m (who also came second in the 1500m and third in the High Jump), and William Robertson-Acolet in the 400m. There were also second places for Hamza Ali in the 200m (who also placed third in the 100m), Freddie Walton in the Triple Jump (with third in the High Jump), Ted Cole in the Shot Put, Matthew Whittaker in the High Jump (with a new school record of 1.85m), Andrew Rush in the 200m (who also took third in the 100m), George Knee in the Triple Jump, Ruby Freeland in the Discus and Lila Howard in the Javelin.