The Annual Inter-house Sports Day was blessed with a wonderfully sunny and dry morning at Penlan Track. St David’s, De Winton and Taf Houses were crowned as Champions. The whole school joined together to compete in track and field. There was an excellent turn out of parents to support as well as the Society of Friends providing the refreshments.
The Alway House competition was really enjoyable and competitive. The 800m races were keenly tested and Zak Eastwood (Taf) and Megan Reynolds (Usk) won their respective races. Lara Snodgrass (Wye) held off Emelia Tinch (Usk) to secure a win in the discus event. Dylan Rees (Wye) leapt the furthest to win the long jump. Bea Purvis (Taf) and Max Burgess (Wye) were worthy winners in the 200m.
Through the morning, there were some excellent performances in the older years events. In the girl’s year 9/10 javelin Arabella Green (DeW) out threw her opposition by an impressive 9m. In the Senior Girls 400m Willow Ransome (DeW) showed her class with an impressive run which was 3 seconds quicker than the previous school record. Equally exciting was the finish in the Girls Year 9/10 race with Antonia Archer (DeW) holding off Lily Purvis (Don) by just 0.1secs. The last event of the competition saw a ‘winners take all’ relay race (which Mr Bush announced over the tannoy at 3rd baton change (here) with winners De Winton crossing the line first and taking the overall competition.
The boys’ events were also highly contested with some very close finishes to keep the lively crowd entertained. Straight from the off in the 1500m Jack Stephens (SDA) kept ahead of the field to hold off Fergus Stevens (Orc) to cross confidently for the win.
The mostly anticipated event of the competition were the 100m sprints. In a close finish Peter Price (SDA) held off the close challenge from Bruce Lau (Orc) and Will Lloyd (SDA).
The Senior Boys 200m certainly held up to expectation with 0.01sec between 1st and 2nd. Tom Richards (Orc) held off Darius Rameshni (Orc) in impressive style.
In the final event of Sports Day St Davids House held off the Orchard and School House displaying excellent composure through the batten changes and determination. (here)
Alway House Results
1st De Winton
1st St David’s
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Sports Day ran smoothly with enthusiastic support from the Houses watching from the bank and an excellent turn out of parents added to the noise and excitement. Well done all.
Director of Rugby / Head of Boys’ Games
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