King's pupils shine at the County Schools Athletics Championship
31 pupils from King’s represented Peterborough at the County School Athletics Championship on Saturday making up two thirds of the squad. The conditions were horrible - cold, wet and windy - but that didn’t stop our athletes from giving 100% and achieving some great results.
In the Junior Girls’ competition, Lucy Buxton finished 5th in the 100m in a time of 14.5s with Izzy Lock in 7th. Saffron Tasker finished 3rd in the 200m in a time of 29.2s with Tolu Akinkuole in 6th. Saffron wasn’t finished there, winning the 300m with a time of 45.5s, with Millie Pinguenet finishing 3rd. Millie also finished 6th in a very quick 800m race with a new personal best time 2min 46.3s. Alice Bennet had a busy, but successful day, winning the sprint hurdles in 12.7s and finishing 3rd in the High Jump with Natasha Hobbs 6th. Annika Moller-Green finished 3rd in the Long Jump with a leap of 4.05m. Zara Rubea finished 4th in the Shot and 6th in the Discus.
In the Junior Boys’, Daneeko Shepherd was 2nd in both the 100m and 200m events, with times of 12.2s and 25.4s respectively. Nathaniel Bailey was 4th in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m. Francis Buckle was 6th in the 800m and then went one better with a 5th in the 300m in a very quick time of 45.1s. Louie Brooks finished 3rd in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.05m and 2nd in the Triple Jump with a leap of 10.26m. Hugh Ludford was 6th in the Shot and 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 19.28m. Finally, Freddie House was 5th in the Javelin.
In the Inter Girls’ competition, Poppy Lyons was 4th in the 100m with a time of 13.5s and 2nd in the Triple Jump with a leap of 9.75m. Maia Drake achieved a massive PB with a 4th place in the 1500m. Charlotte Bennett finished 3rd in the High Jump and 5th in the Shot, with Jose Downer 4th in the Long Jump with a distance of 4.37m. Anna Rutterford was 5th in the Discus and 4th in the Javelin.
In the Inter Boys’ competition, Enoch Opayinka was 4th in the 100m with a time of 12.1s with Kelvin Benjamin 6th in 12.7s; Kelvin was also third in the Shot. Enoch then went one better in the 200m with 24.6s, narrowly beating Ryan Thomas with 24.9s in 4th. Ed Cox was 6th in the 800m running it in 2min 33.3s; he then went on to finish 6th in the High Jump, just behind Angus Bowling who was 5th. George Harrison was 2nd in a very close Discus competition with a distance of 32.65m, but put his disappointment behind him by launching the Hammer 43.96m to win.