23 May 2013
District Athletics 2013-05-23
On Tuesday 21st May, ten schools from across the district came together for the annual district athletics at Deeside running track. The weather was rather drizzly and cold but the King’s athletes competed very well.
In the Third year boys’ competition King’s came 7th overall but they picked up quite a few point in the field events. Jack Hodgkinson KS (3rds) was the best performing athlete he came 5th in the 80m hurdles and followed this with 3rd place in the discus. Lee Bryce (3rds) and Harry Armatage (3rds) also gain a 3rd place in the shot putt and long jump respectively.
The Third year girls were also 7th overall but gained most of their point on the track. Rachel Huber (3rds)was the best performing athlete gaining 8th place in the 800m and winning the discus with a throw of 18.08m. Rebecca Hatton (3rds) came third in the 1500m with a time of 5.58.87. Erika Ignata narrowly missed out on winning the hurdles with a time of 13.66seconds; 0.46 seconds behind the winner. Chloe Cowan (3rds) also had a third place in the shot putt.
Shell boys came 6th overall. The outstanding performance of the day was Matt Willis (Shell) who broke the district record for the 1500m with a time of 4.36.02. Jonathan Nixon also came first in the 75m hurdles.
After winning the English Schools Athletics the previous week the Shell girls put in a solid performance all round and came 2nd overall by just three points. They gained points in every event except the relay when a change over went wrong. Megan Gareh (Shell) came second in the 200m and also the discus with a fabulous throw of 16.20m. Anna Lloyd (Shell) came 3rd in the 800m. King’s had some great results in the throwing events. After a second in the discus we also came 2nd in the Shot putt, where Eloise Dooley (Shells) threw 6.95m and the javelin with Annie Powell (Shells)throwing 14.57m. Martha Owen achieved the only first place of the day for the Shell girls. She ran the 1500m in 5.20.16; 27 seconds quicker than her nearest competitior.