The annual district athletics championship took place at Wodson Park last Friday. An extensive number of pupils from Year 7 to 13 represented the school in the various athletics events. For only the second time in twenty-six years the girls’ team finished overall district champions. The combined scores of boys’ and girls’ teams ensured Broxbourne finished in second place overall.
Minors (Year 7)
In the minor age group, Keira Groves won the 800m with a final dip on the line following a thrilling final 100m. Jake Cable was a standout performance of the day, winning the javelin with his opening throw. Ellis Carter ran a solid race in the 1500m to finished second. After successful performances on sports day, Rosie Cannon (high jump), Mae Carter (discus) and Hannah Gunkle (javelin), managed to finish in second place in their events. The relay team of Temi Akintayo, Jada Basri, Sydney Walker and Eden Grant put in an excellent performance to finish in second place.
Positions: girls team – 2nd place; boys team – 5th; place; combined – 2nd place
Juniors (Year 8 & 9)
The junior team were outstanding in all disciples with an array of top three finishes. Team captain Ruby Olseen lead by example with a win the sprint hurdles. Other first places include Amber Clark (shot and discus), Chelise Fleming (javelin), Davina Foster (long jump) and Ela Norton (1500m). The 4 x 100m relay team of Ruby, Chelise, Davina and Zoe Wood also enjoyed an impressive first place finish. Lewis Broom ran an excellent 400m race to finish second, while team mate Malachie Morton also finished second in the shot.
Positions: girls team – district champions; boys team – 6th; place; combined – 2nd place
Inters (Year 10 & 11)
All intermediate boys’ and girls’ put in some strong performances against very tough opposition. In the girls’ competition Niamh Stevens won the 1500m with a 50m gap to second place; Ellie Oswick won the discus in addition to Ellie Wood winning the javelin. Talented athlete Noah Southwell finished second in the 400m; while Kane Philips dug deep in the home straight to hold on to third place.
Positions: girls team – 2nd place; boys team – 4th place; combined – 2nd place
Seniors (Year 12 & 13)
The senior team always offers a mixed bag of results; as always we are incredibly grateful to the pupils in Year 13 who come back to represent the school in this competition. Team captain Amba Gooden lead by example, winning the 100m and shot put; Amba was awarded with a personal best in the 100m in her final competition representing the school. Georgia Sargent won the discus, while all other pupils picked up vital points in the other events. Well done to Jake Ellis who finished third in the 1500m and Alan Jones who also finished third in the javelin.
Positions: girls team – 2nd place; boys team – 4th place; combined – 4th place
Positions: Positions: girls team – district champions;
boys team – 4th place; combined – 2nd place