Records smashed at hotly contested Sports Day

Earlier this week, the annual finale of our house sporting competition took place at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

Things were different this year, as students had been selected to represent their house based on their performances in athletics trials that had taken place in PE lessons. This meant that the standard of competition was high and the events were closely contested.

Despite the dreary weather, spirits were not dampened and our students gave their all in their pursuit of victories on the track and in the field.

Two races in particular demonstrated this commitment. In a warmly anticipated Year 9/10 boys 800m Kian Blandford (Y9) narrowly edged out Daniel Bailey (Y10) in a new record time of 2.27.16. Both of these boys are talented athletes who had represented Doncaster Schools in the South Yorkshire Cross Country Championships earlier in the year. This race showed them competing at their very best. In the Y9/10 girls 200m, Maja Swedziol (Y9) led the race for 197m, but with Amy Wilcox (Y10) in hot pursuit. With Maja tying up in the last few metres and Amy’s sheer determination to chase her down, Amy just took it on the line. A fantastic race!

The standard was so high that six students put their names into the Sports Day record books. Two of these records came in the 400m, which was a new event for our Year 7 this year. The new record holders are:

Name Year Event Time/distance
Taylor Broadhurst 7 200m 26.69s
Ethan Gray 7 400m 79.53s
Tilli Bailey 7 400m 85.37s
Phoebe Taylor 8 400m 85.53s
Harry Graves 8 Shot Putt 9.62m
Kian Blandford 9 800m 2.27.16

Some students enjoyed multiple successes by winning more than one event. Ethan Gray, Jos Linley, Lucy Evans and Hayley Jones from Year 7 both won two events. Brandon Gurd (Y8), Catriona McKenzie-Purdham (Y8), Piper Fareham (Y8), Josh Wilson (Y9), Caitlyn Krebs (Y9), Harry Peet (Y10) and Amy Wilcox (Y10) also won two events. Star athlete of the day must go to Phoebe Taylor who won all three of the events that she was entered for.

Thanks to the mathematical genius of Mr McLean, we were able to announce the winning house within minutes of the final race. Shepherds again proved to be too strong for the other houses, winning by a big margin.

As ever the effort and behaviour was impeccable throughout the day, with the students demonstrating real character in difficult circumstances. Well done to all the competitors.

Mr Potts

The Trinity house captains