Inter-House Athletics Competition
Report by Head of Sport, Mr David Morton
The 2018 inter-House athletics competition produced an outstanding morning of competition and a once in twenty years’ experience as far as school records were concerned.
The morning dawned overcast and cool, but dry with a firm track, no wind and excellent conditions for athletics.
The first race of the day, the junior girls 200m, certainly set the bar at a high level for the others to follow. All three competitors finished within 1.5 seconds of each other in a very respectable time of 30 seconds. The other athletes in all events then followed up with some excellent individual performances.
Hugh B (Round Square), triple jumped to 10.30m to set a new junior boys' record, Katie R (Plewlands) won two events on the day 800m/1500m, Colin G (Round Square) won the junior boys' javelin and came 2nd in two events, Katy M (Plewlands) set a new junior girls' 300m record whilst Drew H (Duffus) repeated the feat in the junior boys' 300m. However, performer of the day and the worthy recipient of the Kolstadt cup was Conrad H (Cumming) with two victories completing the sprint double including two new school records at junior boys' class. He also brought his 4x100m team home to win that too, and just for good measure also cleaned up in the javelin.
The 4x100m senior teams produced excellent races with the Hopeman girls retaining the Miele Shield in a time of 56.66, whilst the boys, competing for the Ian Ruscoe Cup, was won by Round Square in a time of 48.45secs. The individual cup for senior boys (the Barty-King cup) was retained by Arjun A (Bruce) in a time of 56:38.
The team events was no less exciting with the closest possible finishes in two of the competitions. The junior girls’ was won by Windmill (32) one point ahead of Plewlands (31), with Hopeman scoring 21 points. The junior boys event was won by Round Square with 41 points, one point ahead of Duffus on 40. Cumming on 35 and Bruce on 17 completed the story.
The senior girls’ event was won by Hopeman on 33 points with Windmill coming a close second on 29 and Plewlands on 21 points. The senior boys’ event was no less exciting with Round Square (48) holding off the challenges of Bruce (43) and Cumming (42) respectively, Duffus scored 39 points and the smallest house on the day, G-House, scored 16 points.
Well done to all involved in the competition, all lived up to the school motto finding just a little bit more when their House needed them. There were some superb performances by some very talented individuals and, of course, all was made possible through the efforts of the 26 staff members assisting in all aspects of the competition, to whom I am eternally grateful.