Exeter Junior School wins prestigious athletics meet

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:

U11 Girls

1st Place

Rosie Batchelor - Rounders Ball throw - 34.57m

Yasmin Brown - High Jump - 1.05m

2nd Place

Milly Traylor - Long Jump - 3.57m

Lydia McLeod, Yasmin Brown, Tess Hughes, Emma Barton - 4 x 100m relay 66 seconds

3rd Place

Emma Barton - 800m - 3.00 minutes

Tess Hughes - 100m - 16.5 seconds

Milly Traylor - 200m - 33.5 seconds

U11 Boys

1st Place

Rory Clarke - High Jump - 1.05m

2nd Place

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

3rd Place

Ollie Johnson - 800m - 2.54 minutes

Tom Byrne - 100m - 15.3 seconds

Jacob Hardy - High Jump - 1m

U9 Girls

1st Place

Henni Lutke-Schipholt - Long Jump - 3.20m

2nd Place

Zoe Carson, Henni Lutke-Schipholt, Thea Rochester, Rose Batty - 4 x 100m relay 74 seconds

3rd Place

Thea Rochester - 800m - 3.24 minutes

U9 Boys

1st Place

Reuben Tucker, Theo Lawrence, Oliver Lister, Joseph Lomas - 4 x 100m relay 69 seconds

2nd Place

Benjamin Ledwidge - Cricket ball throw- 28.05m

3rd Place

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."