An Athletics Season Filled with Success for King’s

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An Athletics Season Filled with Success for King’s

The last few weeks have been filled with success for the King’s Athletics teams.

County Championships

Twenty-five pupils qualified for the final of their track event or finished in the top eight of their field event, with medals for: Sam Lowe in the 400m; Will Revill for Hammer and Shot; Sophie Welburn in Triple Jump; Nathan Kelly for Hammer and Shot; Owen Marles for Javelin and Triple Jump and Luke Beever in the Triple Jump.

Mason Trophy

After finishing in the top two of their event at the County Championships, Nathan, Owen and Luke competed for Hereford and Worcestershire at the prestigious Mason Trophy. All three performed admirably but special mention must go to Nathan Kelly who finished third in the Shot Put throwing 12.27 metres.

County Combined Events

For the first time three King’s pupils qualified to compete for Hereford and Worcestershire in the Combined Events Championships. Luke Beever and Louisa De Vos competing in the Juniors, did the Pentathlon, finishing tenth and eighteenth respectively. Willem Humphries competing in the Inters, did the Octathlon and finished tenth. This is only the second time they have competed in the full event and shows their promise for the future.

Under Fourteen County Championships

Fourteen pupils from the Lower Fourth (Year 7) and Upper Fourth (Year 8) qualified for their County Championships, which took place amidst the heatwave. All pupils represented the district fantastically and it was impressive that eight medals were won and four school records were broken. Gold medals were won by: Evie Hawkesford-Johnson in the 1500m; Ed Jukes in the 300m; Adam Rutter for Discus; Purdy Newson-Tonks in the Relay; Silver medals were won by: Henny Allan in the Hurdles; Harry Paddock in the High Jump and Bronze medals were won by: Henry Halford in the Hurdles and Purdy Newson-Tonks in the 100m.

Congratulations to every pupil who has represented the Athletics team this season and helped it be the most successful season for King's to date.