Caterham First Year Girls district Runners-Up; Boys crowned District Champions
Caterham’s First Year Pupils travelled to Reigate Grammar School to attend the Year 7 District Finals athletics meet. This could have seemed a daunting prospect for the travelling teams, but after hosting several meets of our own, the two squads where not deterred by the scale of the largest district meet to-date.
Tremendous effort was shown from all that took part and it is a testament to all the hard work that the pupils have invested during games and turnouts that have brought about the gains shown in the competition.
The girls’ team were runners-up in the team event narrowly missing out on top sport by a matter of two points! (Equating to two places in an event!). Such fine margins I’m sure will provide extra motivation for the final few training sessions as we move into next year’s sporting competitions. An impressive display from Izzy winning a spot on the podium in the 100m earned the girls team lots of points as did Eloise who ran a commanding 1500m showing immense levels of determination.
Izzy featured again as did Isabella, Sienna and Leane finishing high up the rankings to bring in valuable points. To top the day off, Izzy and Bianca were crowned as District Champions for the Long Jump and Javelin respectively, each earning maximum points and prestige!
The boys team were crowned as District Champions with impressive displays from William in the High Jump and 70m Hurdles in which he was crowned District Champion. Tunrore won a spot on the podium with a great height in the High Jump. Determination and desire were on show from the Caterham distance runners with Sam, Robert and Alex all securing valuable points, each of them dipping on the line to secure a place higher.
Josh and Josh earnt good points in the Javelin and Sprints, each showing the work they had put in prior to the event was not in vain.
A special mention must go to Ethan, who ran back to back heats in the 300m, 200m, and 4 x 100m qualifying for the finals in each. He then competed in the Long Jump winning that competition only to find that the finals were run in the same order. The extra fitness sessions Ethan had completed in the build up to this meet stood him in an excellent position as he finished first in the 300m, third in the subsequent 200m and second in the 4 x 100 with the help of his team mates.
A brilliant way to finish and exceptional day for all the Caterham athletes.Back to all news