More impressive results for King's athletes
Tuesday 3 July was the turn of our Year 7 & 8 athletics teams as they participated in the Peterborough Schools' Athletics Championships. A number of great performances and effort all round meant that our teams took a clean sweep and came home with all four trophies!
The Year 7 Girls finished with 90 points, 23 ahead of nearest rivals Arthur Mellows Village College. Alice Bennett finished first in the hurdles in a time of 12.2s with Livvy Buchanan close behind in third. Alice also went on win the 100m, in a tight race with Lucy Buxton in second. Not finished there, Alice also won the High Jump and anchored the Relay team to victory. In the 200m, Tolu Akinkolie finished just outside the medals in fourth and Izzy Lock was sixth picking up valuable team points. More victories followed with Hattie Smith winning the 800m in a time of 2mins 52.8s and Eve Douglas finished 7th. In the 1500m Erin Scarfe and Georgia Coram picked up points finishing 5th and 6th respectively. Lottie Tasker won a very competitive Discus competition with a throw of 14.44 metres and followed this with a second place in the Javelin. Finally, in the Long Jump, Lucy Buxton and Natasha Hobbs won more valuable points finishing 6th and 7th respectively.
The Year 7 Boys' competition was much closer with only 9 points in it this time, King's gaining 74 and AMVC 65. Kai Raymond finished 2nd in a very tight Hurdles race with only 0.2s separating the top three. Daneeko Shephard showed a clean pair of heels to all of his rivals, emphatically winning both the 100m and 200m sprints, before anchoring the Relay team home to first place, setting a PB in the 100m heats of 12.9s! Joshua Martin took third place in the 1500m and Keiran Griffiths finished in 8th to claim an all-important point for the team. Oliver Muir won the Javelin with a great throw of 23.4m with Joseph Beasley just outside of the medals in 4th. Bert Papworth proved to be the jump king winning both the High Jump (1.3m) and the Long Jump (4.24m), with Daneeko Shepherd claiming his 4th top 3 finish with a silver medal in the Long Jump.
The Year 8 Girls had the biggest win of the day, finishing 32 points ahead of nearest rivals, again AMVC. Emma Hardiman took second in the Hurdles, despite falling over in the heats and Annika Moller Green finished in fourth. Saffron Tasker agonisingly lost out in the 100m race finishing in second by one tenth of a second, but stormed to victory in the 200m, with Olivia Bowden picking up valuable team points with 5th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m. Millie Pinguenet was fourth in the both the 300m and 800m races, with Sarah Price 5th in the 300m. Our Relay team held onto the baton to finish second overall. In the field events Emma Hardiman claimed 6th place in the Shot and 5th in the Long Jump, with Annika Moller Green picking up third in the Long Jump. Carys Attwell and Sascha Downer finished 2nd and 6th respectively in the Discus, but Grace Niklasson went one better by winning the Javelin with a throw of 18.2m. Finally in the Triple Jump, Millie Pinguenet and Sarah Price made it a King’s one-two, with Millie hopping, stepping and jumping to 8.29m to win.
Finally, our Year 8 Boys won, again beating AMVC to the trophy, this time by only 12 points. Ciaran O'Reilly took 6th place in the Hurdles final and Nathaneal Bailey finished 2nd in the 200m, despite equalling the time of the winner in a race that saw Royce Raj finish 7th. Royce was able to better that in the 300m race finishing 2nd, with Louie Brooks just outside the medals in 4th. Francis Buckle took third place in the 800m with a great time of 2min 29.6s and Jake Wakefield Liley was a respectable 7th in the 1500m. Finally on the track, the Relay team took a very narrow victory beating Thomas Deacon Academy by 0.1s. Nathaneal Bailey took 7th in the Shot, with Dan Tarver and Robert Aylmore finishing 2nd and 6th respectively in the Discus, Dan throwing an impressive 19.89m. Freddie House finished 2nd in the Javelin and Francis Buckle was 7th in the Long Jump. Louie Brooks and Jack Wakefield Lilly rounded off a great day with 1st and 6th in the Triple Jump, Louie winning with a jump of 9.79m.