East Area Athletics Championships

15 Jun 2017

The Witham Hall Junior athletes travelled to the wonderful Cambridge University Athletics Stadium to compete in the Regional Championships. This event is, for some of our children, their first experience of a large athletics competition, a tartan track, and a big sports stadium. With 29 prep schools competing, the competition was tough! Rosie did particularly well, being the only Year 3 girl there and coming 6th in her Long Jump, as well as being part of the successful U10 relay team. Oscar retained his Long Jump Champion title, winning by a whopping 27cm! Matilda won the Ball Throw and nearly matched the school record, with several of the children doing incredibly well and achieving personal bests (PB) under the pressure of competition! Millie must also get a special mention after having a convincing lead in the 55m Hurdles, falling on the second to last hurdle, fracturing her wrist and yet still getting up and finishing the race, as well as continuing to compete in the 100m and relay finals! It was an outstanding team effort by all, an efficiently run event, and very well supported by Witham parents and grandparents. Special thanks must go to Mrs Morgan-Jones, Mr Davies and Miss Saunders-Watson for their organisation and expert cheering.

Name

Discipline

Position

Result

TRACK

U11 Boys

Relay

4th in heat

63.8

U11 Girls

Relay

2nd in heat

66.8

U10 Boys

Relay

3rd in heat

67.6

U10 Girls

Relay

3rd in heat (Q)

6th in final

71.4

71.6

Henry Farmer

70m Hurdles

5th in heat

16.2

Rose Allport

70m Hurdles

5th in heat

17.00

Jack Braddock

800m

2nd in final

2.41.10 (PB)

Archie Taylor

55m Hurdles

1st in heat  (Q)

6th in final

11.3

11.6

Millie Dickens

55m Hurdles

5th in heat (fell)

14.5

Angus McKay

75m

2nd in heat (Q)

3rd in final

12.00

11.6

Alexandra Braid

75m

4th in heat

13.3

Oscar Hanson

100m

3rd in heat (Q)

7th in the final

14.9

14.9

Millie Atkinson

100m

2nd in heat

15.9 (PB)

Archie Taylor

100m

3rd in heat

16.2

Millie Dickens

100m

4th in heat

16.5

Henry Farmer

200m

5th in heat

34.2 (PB)

Lilia Dunn

200m

7th in heat

36.8

Angus McKay

600m

8th in final

2.04.10

Alexandra Braid

600m

6th in final

2.13

FIELD

Freddie St John

High Jump

6th

1.15 (PB)

Hugo Dunn

Ball Throw

13th

27.70

Lydia Maloney

Ball Throw

19th

17.94

Rosie Pollard

Long Jump

6th

3.07

Louis Hale

Long Jump

5th

3.21

Freddie St John

Ball Throw

11th

35.32

Matilda Halford

Ball Throw

1st

36.00 (PB)

Millie Atkinson

High Jump

5th

1.00

Rose Allport

Long Jump

5th

3.41 (PB)

Oscar Hanson

Long Jump

1st (won by 27cm!)

4.11