Exeter Junior School wins prestigious athletics meet
Having worked tirelessly over the past half of term, the U8, U9 and U11 athletics team, consisting of 37 pupils, travelled to Blundell’s on a very chilly May afternoon to take part in their invitational event.
The event was against Stover, Blundell’s, ECS, The Maynard, St Peter’s Prep and Mount Kelly with the U8 competition having a focus on participation rather than scoring.
At U8 level, girls and boys participated in the long jump, cricket ball throw, 75m sprint and 5 x 75m relay with all performers enjoying the competitive experience.
In the U9 and U11 competitions, that were scored throughout, notable performances over the course of the afternoon came from:
Rosie Batchelor - Rounders Ball throw - 34.57m
Yasmin Brown - High Jump - 1.05m
Milly Traylor - Long Jump - 3.57m
Lydia McLeod, Yasmin Brown, Tess Hughes, Emma Barton - 4 x 100m relay 66 seconds
Emma Barton - 800m - 3.00 minutes
Tess Hughes - 100m - 16.5 seconds
Milly Traylor - 200m - 33.5 seconds
Rory Clarke - High Jump - 1.05m
Oliver Rochester - Long Jump - 3.75m
Rory Clarke - Cricket ball throw - 48.31m
George Gillingham - 800m - 2.53 minutes
Tom Byrne, Ollie Johnson, Wilfred Venn, George Gillingham - 4 x 100m relay 64 seconds
Ollie Johnson - 800m - 2.54 minutes
Tom Byrne - 100m - 15.3 seconds
Jacob Hardy - High Jump - 1m
Henni Lutke-Schipholt - Long Jump - 3.20m
Zoe Carson, Henni Lutke-Schipholt, Thea Rochester, Rose Batty - 4 x 100m relay 74 seconds
Thea Rochester - 800m - 3.24 minutes
Reuben Tucker, Theo Lawrence, Oliver Lister, Joseph Lomas - 4 x 100m relay 69 seconds
Benjamin Ledwidge - Cricket ball throw- 28.05m
Oliver Lister - 200m - 34.6 seconds
This resulted in Exeter winning the combined U9 and U11 shield, an event that Exeter Junior School has not competed in for a number of years.
"The event was a fantastic afternoon of athletics, showcasing some excellent talent across seven schools," said Miss Wright. "Congratulations to all athletes on such a brilliant result."