Matthew Burns

HOUSE ATHLETICS 2016

Consistency of performance, especially on the track, throughout the week of events saw Winder and Robertson claim the House Athletics titles for 2016. 

By the conclusion of Monday’s events Robertson had established a huge lead through their efforts in the Junior and Senior Girls competitions and only ever increased their lead in the week that followed. The boys’ competitions were far more fiercely fought and Sedgwick, Evans, School House and Winder all lead the way at some stage. However, Winder only placed outside of the top two places in three events (and only out of the top three places once) on the final day of competition to secure a well-earned victory. 

Robertson’s Junior team was particularly impressive all week with the relay team breaking records in the 4 x 400m and 4 x 100m and setting, by default, a record in the new 4 x 200 m event. In addition, and perhaps most impressively, this team of Year 9s would also have won all of the Intermediate and Senior girls’ relays, would have set a record for the Senior 4 x 400 m and were 0.38 s behind the 4 x 100 m Senior record. Not to be outdone though, individually Melissa Sproul (Lupton Year 9) set records in both the 800 m and 1500 m and would also have won both the Intermediate and Senior competitions at these distances.  Expect records to fall in the coming years! 

Saturday’s events took place in bright sunshine in front of a large crowd and it was fitting that Ten-Mile record holder and Head of School John Campbell closed proceedings by winning the Open Mile in a new record time of 4 min 38 seconds.

Individual Achievements (* denotes record – please note that the Girls’ competitions have been restructured this year and as such not all record times have been processed) 

Junior Girls Track 
Elle Heathcote (100 m  – 13.00*, 200 m – 28.11* )
Melissa Sproul (800 m – 2.28.12*, 1500m – 5.14.00*)
Alex Duckitt (400 m – 1.09.12*)

Junior Girls Field
Holly Dale (1st in High Jump and Discus) 
Elle Heathcote (Long Jump – 4.71 m*) 
Perdita Blackhall (1st in Shot Putt, 2nd in Discus)
Imara Silvester (1st in in Triple Jump, 2nd in High Jump) 

Junior Boys Track 
Fraser Jones (1st in 200 m and 800 m)
Robert Askew (1st in 1500 m, 2nd in 800 m) 
Oliver Melville (1st in 400 m, 2nd in 1500 m)

Junior Boys Field
Ben Burridge (1st in Long Jump and Triple Jump) 
JJ Kouadio (1st in Hammer, 2nd in Shot Putt) 

Intermediate Girls Track (new competition – records pending)
Jemima Cookson (1st in 100 m and 200 m)
Josie Coulthard (1st in 800 m and 1500 m)

Intermediate Girls Field
Christina Peart (1st in Triple Jump, 2nd in Discus) 

Intermediate Boys Track
Martin Askew (1st in 800 m and 1500 m)

Intermediate Boys Field
Josh Hodge (P) (1st in Long Jump and Javelin) 
Michele Brighetti (E) (1st in High Jump, 2nd in Javelin) 

Senior Girls Track
Emily MacMillan (R) (1st in 800 m and 1500 m – 5.33.78*)
Pippa MacDonald (R) (1st in 200 m and 400 m)

Senior Girls Field
Storm Straker (L) (1st in High Jump and Long Jump)

Senior Boys Track
Joe Bird (E) (1st in 800 m, 2nd in 3000 m)
Will Lewin (W) (1st in 200 m, 2nd in 100 m)

Senior Boys Field
Dudi Brighetti (E) (1st in Javelin, 2nd in High Jump)

Open Mile Winners
John Campbell (SH) (4.38*)
Josie Coulthard (R)

Open Mile Team Winners
School House
Robertson

Tug of War
Sedgwick
Robertson

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