It is safe to say this has been one of the best athletics seasons in King’s history. Not only have there been fantastic numbers at training and competing regularly, but we have seen numerous successes across the age groups in all the major competitions.
44 athletes from Upper Fourth to Lower Sixth qualified to compete for Worcester City in the County Championships, with many competing in two events; this meant that King’s made up well over half of the District team. In total we won eight gold medals, 11 silver medals and six bronze medals, making us one of the most successful schools in the County.
Following on from their success at the County Championships, 14 pupils went on to compete for Hereford and Worcestershire in the prestigious Mason Trophy inter-counties competition. This is an opportunity to test themselves against some of the best athletes in the country. A special mention must go to Jess D (LR), Alex E (FF) and Henry H (LR) for winning medals.
Later in the term it was the turn of U14s (Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth pupils) to compete in their County Championships. Again, King’s made up 60% of the district team and had some impressive performances across the events. In total we won six gold medals, six silver medals and five bronze medals. Three of the four athletes in each relay team were King’s athletes and they came home with a bronze and silver medal as well.
King’s took teams of five boys and four girls to compete in the County Combined Events Championships, where pupils compete in a pentathlon. It was the first time any of the pupils had taken part in this event and they all performed exceptionally well throughout a busy day of competition. Roman W (U4) won the Junior Boys’ gold medal, with Ollie I (U4) and Mateo S (U4) tied for the silver medal. This qualified them to compete for Hereford and Worcester in the Regional Finals and all the boys can be very proud of their performances.
The Track and Field cup is a highlight for many pupils through the season, as pupils score points for their individual performances which are combined for the team total. All four teams scored well in the County round, with the Junior Girls and Boys qualifying for the Midlands A final, for the top eight schools in the region, and the inter girls qualifying for the Midlands B final.
Well done to the 11 pupils who have set new school records through the season, writing themselves into the history of King’s athletics.
Sports Days are always a wonderful part of the athletics season with nearly every pupil in the school competing for their House or Form. The team spirit displayed and the encouragement for everyone competing was a pleasure to witness and is a testament to the King’s community spirit. Congratulations to Choir House, who won the title in both the Senior and Removes events, and to L4A and U4B, who won the Lower Years event.
Read here about our success at the County Championships.