Sports Day 2018

6th July 2018

The CCGS sports day was completed in the longest heatwave the students have ever been in and the running, throwing and jumping matched the outstanding weather. On the Tuesday morning Lily Murray broke the only record of the day with a huge 20.27m in the year 8 girls Discus, the GB athlete now holds three school records and will no doubt aim to take more in the next few years. The year 10 boys Discus was a tightly fought competition too, after some of the boys had received some coaching from a Invictus Game athlete but the spoils went to Tommy Rush with an excellent throw of 31m which was just shy of the school record which now dates back to 1974. In year 8 Mohsin Saeed won both the Shot and the Discus put couldn’t get victory in the Javelin too as this went to RP’s Ben Lithman.

A number of students had success on both days on both the track and field highlighting their athleticism, two in particular were Jasmine West in year 10 in the Javelin and all three sprints; not to be outdone year 9’s Sam Elliot won the Discus and the 100m showing his impressive abilities in multi-events. Both may consider doing the multi-event in the future but Sam’s biggest competition will be new record holder Jason Russel with a huge 318points over the four disciplines. Will Madeira won both the triple jump and the 1500m on consecutive days too showing we have a multitude of high quality athletes.

The track day saw two records broken, both on the girl’s side with Mia Harrison having a hand in both. Firstly the senior girls 200m record which she now holds the records for in year 9, 10/11 and 12/13, she will have to watch carefully over the next few years though as Jessica Booth is closely on her tail and only missed out on the year 9 record by 0.3 seconds. The other record broken was by the senior Knight-Heath girls in the 4x100m relay which saw Mia overtaking two athletes to win it on the line by half a step and breaking the record.

Other notable performances were Jessica Booth and Harrison Leach who dominated the sprinting in their respective year groups. Liam Hamp won both the year 7 800m and 1500m only just missing out on the 800m record by 4 seconds which has stood since 1981! Anika Ganesaratnam also completed the long distance double showing see can run as well as she swims – just like Liam! Grace Jakeman of year 8 won the 800m and the 100m showing she can sprint and hold out for the endurance races too.

Away from the sport the orienteering competition was a real success and is lined up already for next year. The Food Tec completion was also quite brilliant with the winning baker being awarded to Sophia Richardson whose masterpiece not only tasted incredible but was the best presented dessert I have ever seen – thank you to Geography and Food Tec for supporting.

I am biased but I would argue it was one of the best sports days we have had in recent years with fantastic amounts of participation along with plenty of outstanding performances.

As always I would like to thank all those who took part and those who spectated and supported their teams. It was a very successful event and we will look to make it even better again next year.

The overall results were as follows:

1st RP - 1339                                           2nd KH - 1322                         3rd TS - 1295                           4th MS - 1271

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