Athletics Team Shine
Once again our athletes gave a good performance. In the running events, facing very strong opponents, our best placed finishes were 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. However, in the jumping and throwing events our team proved their technical strengths and performed very well, gaining sometimes two top 5 finishes in each event. There were some notable individual record breaking performances from Ayomide, who jumped an amazing 6.05m in the standing triple jump and Sophie H, who jumped 1.88m in the standing long jump!
As the results were announced we were pleased to learn that the boys' team had finished in 2nd place and the girls' team had finished in 4th place. The overall combined results then followed; we knew Whiteheath couldn't be beaten after winning the boys' and girls' team event, but could St Helen's College get a medal? 5th place went to Whitehall, 4th place to Oak Farm, 3rd place to Newham and 2nd place and silver medals to St. Helen's College!
Many congratulations to the team who have all worked so hard, attending extra sessions and making the commitment to refine and improve their skills. Great job! Your practice really paid off, you gave your best performance on the day and you are very deserving medal winners!
Team members were: Foluwa G, Sammy K, Sam F, Samuel E, Ayomide A, Ayobami A, Georgia E, Rumanique D, Shian S, Tito O, Seun O and Sophie H.