Today we took 18 of our Year 6 athletes to Perivale track to compete against 13 other schools in the annual Featherstone Athletics competition. We had a great day out and competed in the 80m sprint, 150m sprint, 600m, javelin, shot put, long jump, standing triple jump and mixed relay.
We started off on the track events and were treated to some fantastic racing. Anu and Paul both won their 80m sprint, Noah won his 150m sprint and Josie won her 600m race. We also saw Maxi narrowly beaten to 1st in the boys 600m. The rest of our track athletes also ran brilliant races but came up against some very good competition from the other schools.
Our next set of events was the jumping events so it was over to the sand pits. Again we had some great performances here with Cameron and Mahek winning the boys and girls long jump with jumps of 3m 90cm and 3m 80 cm respectively. There was also some good news from the standing triple jump pit with Paul claiming second for the boys with a jump just shy of 6m.
Our final set of events was the throwing events and so we sent our 4 javelin throwers and 4 shot put throwers over to their areas. The standard at both events was extremely high and we struggled to make any of podium places. However, our guys still threw really well and should be pleased with their performances.
The day was ended with the mixed relay which was contested for us by Anu, Jessie, Lucy and Noah. We were drawn in pot 1 which was full of the top seeds so we knew it would be quick race. After some last minute practice on the track the guys lined up. As expected the race was ran at a super pace and we crossed the line in third place.
After all of the results were added up and scores had been calculated we were given the overall standings...we didn't win this one! But we still still came third, narrowly missing out on second by just 4 points. Our athletes should be proud of their achievements and we hope they all build on their passion for athletics in secondary school next year.