Brilliant Performances at ESAA Regional Final

Brilliant Performances at ESAA Regional Final

The Regional Final for the ESAA Track and Field Cup provided the perfect platform for some brilliant performances from the Caterham Intermediate Boys, Intermediate Girls and Junior Girls Teams. To have reached this stage is an achievement in itself with Surrey having one of the highest densities of schools in the country. To quote Jan Buoy, The ESAA Regional Secretary ‘You have done tremendously well in order to get to the regional final, teams within the South East have to accrue an average 100 points more than any other region’.

The Inter Girls ESAA team were outstanding at the Regional A final and represented themselves, and the school, to the highest level. The team was anchored by Georgie Young and Amy Lauder, who both produced performances of over 40 points in their events. These two athletes have been stellar all season, particularly in the triple jump which was a new event for both. Lauren Brooke once again had the highest single score in her shot putt, scoring 25 points with her distance of 9.43m. To reach the Regional A meet, each athlete must have outstanding performances and the Inter Girls had many on the day. Sharon George-Kalu, Olivia Ellam, Anna Fordyce and Rosie Home all produced results which were over 30 points whilst Poppy Oliver, Phoebe Sparrow, Nicola Finnegan, Taylor Gordon and Madeleine Alcock had personal bests in at least one of their events.

One of the top athletics performances of the season was accomplished by Genevieve at the Junior Girls ESAA Regional B meet. The 1500m field consisted of mostly Second Year runners, which did not deter Genevieve (First Year) from finishing first and with a time of five minutes and 14 seconds. This broke our school record which was held by GB athlete, Rosie Clarke, since her time at Caterham School. Grace had the best overall performance, securing 40 points overall in the 800m and High Jump.

The competition was fierce in the race to accumulate as many points as possible with many of the athletes pushing hard for personal bests. The throwing duo of Jonny and Finlay produced good distances from their Javelin and Shot Put efforts, setting a high standard for the rest of the team to follow. Andrew and Max produced excellent 300m times, both of which looked very relaxed, running this difficult event. The sprinting trio of Nick, Nathan and Oliver did not disappoint, powering their way to the finish line amid some stiff competition. Overall this was a great showcase of the talent Caterham athletics holds and is a testament to all the hard work put in by pupils throughout the year.

District Finals: First and Second Years

Congratulations to the First and Second Year athletes who competed for the school in the District finals.

The First Year athletes enjoyed their first highly competitive meet and performed admirably overall. The Girls finished 4th in the District with Issy having the top performance of the day in the Long Jump where she finished 2nd overall. Will Craddock represented the Boys, who finished 9th overall, in the javelin and recorded the top boys’ performance with a 4th place.

Our Second Year athletes had the honour of competing in their District Meet on Home Field in front of a home crowd. The support from their school mates and the roar from the crowd motivated four athletes to become District Champions. Sophie (hurdles), Grace (800m), Aaron (long jump) and Harry (shot put) all finished first in their respective events. The teams did not fare as successfully with the girls finishing 3rd overall while the boys finished 8th.

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