Win for Attenborough House
Records fall on sports day
Broxbourne School yet again put together an amazing sports day with over 700 pupils competing across the two days of sport. Day one involved field events, including the javelin, shot, discus, long jump, triple jump and high jump. On day two, participants paraded onto the track in front of the whole school before compete in the remaining track events. In addition to the traditional track events, pupils competed in a speed bounce competition, tug of war, the sack race and a target throw.
A record number of participants represented their house and the standard of sport across the two days was of an exceptionally high standard. Four records were broken across the two days. Year 9 athlete Lewis Broom ran a stunning 400m race; leading from gun to tape Lewis broke the 2002 record with a time of 57.6 seconds. Year 8 pupil Amber Clark threw 24.71m in the discus, breaking the twenty-one-year-old record by over one metre. In the long jump, Year 8 pupil Davina Foster leaped to 4.77m to break the distance of 4.65m set in 2007. The Year 8 girls’ participated in the triple jump for the first time; Laura Hammond was the winner and the now the record holder with a distance of 8.80m. The final record of the day went to Year 9 pupil Elena Davies; the 800m race was a brilliant display of competitive sport as Elena pipped Ela Norton on the line with both athletes being awarded the same time; Ela had already taken gold in the 1500m earlier in the day. Elena took three seconds off the 2011 record, previously held by Ellie Newman.