The King's (The Cathedral) School


Cambridgeshire Athletics Round-up

A great weekend at the Cambridgeshire Athletics Association Championships

A team of over 60 athletes from King’s travelled to The Cambridge University athletics track to compete in the Cambridgeshire Athletics Association county championships. The weather wasn’t great but the performances and enthusiasm during the day weren’t dampened. There were too many great performances to mention, but here are just a few…

On the track, Katie Wright got the day off to a great start with a bronze medal in the U20 women’s 400m Hurdles final in a time of 1min 15.3s. Ruby Blakeley took a silver medal in the U13 Girls’ 800m final in a time of 2min 35.92s; she then followed this later in the day with a 4th place in the 100m final and another bronze medal in the 200m final, with a time of 30.5s. Francis Buckle and Robert Aylmore picked up valuable points for the team in the U15 Boys’ 800m final, finishing 5th and 6th respectively. Robert then picked up a silver medal in the Discus, with a throw of 19.33m, with Hugh Ludford and Emmanuel Shodimu taking 3rd and 4th in the same event.

Poppy Lyons had a busy day, finishing 8th in the 800m final, before claiming a bronze in the 100m final in a time of 13.58s. Mark Dall had a great day of competition, winning a sprint double with gold medals in the U13 Boys’ 100m, with a time of 13.86s and the 200m final clocking 28.1s. He then followed this with a bronze in the Long Jump, leaping 3.48m. Lucy Buxton took valuable points in the U15 Girls’ 100m final, finishing in 5th place. Jose Downer also took 5th in the U17 Girls’ 100m and 6th in the 200m final, before claiming a bronze in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.41m.

Daneeko Shephard took a silver medal in the U15 Boys’ 100m final with a quick time of 12.17s and then went on to win the 200m final in a very close race with a time of 25s. Nathaniel Bailey finished 5th and 3rd respectively in the 100m and 200m finals for U15 Boys. In the U20 Men’s 100m final Tomi Ogunyoye claimed a well-deserved bronze medal with a time of 11.86s, and then finished second in the 200m with a time of 24.10s. He completed the set of medals by winning gold in the High Jump, with a clearance of 1.80m and also picked up a bronze in the 400m final!

Alice and Charlotte Bennett were in action in the U15 and U17 Girls’ competitions respectively; Alice picked up gold medals in the Hurdles with a time of 12.7s and the High Jump, clearing 1.43m, while she also finished second in the Shot with a distance of 8.61m. Charlotte picked up a third place in the High Jump with 1.40m and 5th in the Shot with a distance of 7.25m.

In the U13 Boys, Harry Pinguenet was a gold medallist in the Hurdles in a time of 15.6s and Felix Bowling was 7th in the 1500m with a time of 5min 22.29s. In the U13 Girls, Ellie Morgan was the winner of the Shot, with a throw of 19.69m. In the U15 Boys, Seth Barker took silver in the Hurdles and Francis Buckle and Freddie House finished 3rd and 4th respectively in the 300m.

Saffron Tasker had a great day, picking up a silver medal in the 300m U15 Girls’ final, in a time of 45.51s, with Millie Pinguenet close behind in 6th. Saffron was also third in the 200m final with a time of 28.43s. Owen Wilkinson chipped in with some valuable team points with a 5th place in a very fast U17 Men’s 1500m race, in a time of 4min 37.23s. George Harrison picked up a gold medal in the U17 Men’s Hammer, with a throw of 42.22m. He also claimed a silver medal in the Discus with a throw of 30.55m.

In a very successful U15 Boys’ Triple Jump, Jack Wakefield-Lilly took 4th spot, Seth Barker 3rd for bronze and Louie Brooks took top honours winning the gold medal with a leap of 10.08m. Louie also finished 4th in the Long Jump final. Annika Moller-Green was third in the U15 Girls’ Triple Jump, whilst Zara Rubea was 5th in the Discus and Issy Lock 6th.

Toby Charlton was 5th in the U17 Men’s Triple Jump and Angus Bowling was gold medallist in the Pole Vault, successfully clearing 3.20m. Alvin Lugya, competing in the U20 Men’s competition, finished fourth in the Triple Jump, jumping 11.14m, third in the Javelin and second in the Long Jump final. In the U17 Women’s Javelin, Anna Rutterford finished 4th and Emma Lincoln picked up a bronze medal in the U13 Girls’ High Jump.

The Top 5 school teams were as follows:

1 The King’s School, Peterborough 228.5
2 St Faith’s, Cambridge 147.5
3 Wisbech Grammar School 64
4 The Perse School, Cambridge 48
5 Longsands Academy, St Neots 47

A comfortable victory for King’s, who retained the trophy for the 17th successive year!