Boys athletics

Boys athletics

Caterham traveled to Guildford Spectrum for the first round of the ESAA Track and Field Cup last Wednesday which saw our athletes pitted against a strong pool of schools for this initial Surrey round. Not to be deterred, junior performances stood up to the stiff competition with Nick Wright and Aaron Houlton both finishing in top 3 for their 200m – with Aaron breaking a 10 year old school record in the process with a time of 27.10s. Aaron narrowly missed out on another record with a commendable leap in the long jump of 4.35, both these performances earning the team an impressive 34 points.

The inter boys’ year group produced some exceptional performances considering the short build up to this competition with Gabes Jones and Logan Green recording new personal bests in the High Jump and 1500m respectively. Tyler Green, brother of Logan, determined not to be outdone produced a strong display in the 300m as did Max Robertson. The top point’s scorer of the day went Laurie Carter who performed brilliantly in the 200m and Triple Jump amassing 37points.

A quick turnaround for Caterham athletics team saw sides competing at the district competition held at Crawley’s K2 Arena. This competition rewards both team and individual efforts, with the crowning of District Champions on the line for the squads, and the chance to compete for a spot in the Surrey Athletics team to those who performed with aplomb.

The boys certainly didn’t disappoint on the big stage with the Inter boys finishing 3rd out of 15 teams, and the junior boys being crowned District Champions, for the second successive year. This is a testament to the hard work being put in during the early morning fitness sessions and lunch time conditioning sessions.

Solid performances again from the likes of Max Robertson, Laurie Carter and debutant Isaac Salem helped earn the Inter boys team oodles of points, with the Caterham athletes taking up 13 of the 24 available finalist spots.

Stand out performers for the junior boys were Will Maisashvili with a 1st and 3rd place in the hurdles and 300m. Finlay Lock with a 1st and 2nd place in the discus and javelin. A special mention must go to Andrew Savage who had to compete in 300m and 800m heats, then having qualified had to race twice more in close succession in the final for those two events, battling valiantly to earn the team vital points. The performance of the day had to go to the impressive duo of Christian Thomas Max Yip taking the triple jump competition by storm to secure 1stand 2nd places respectively and earn the team maximal points.

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