King’s Athletes Break Records in Fine Style

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King’s College pupils enjoyed considerable success when they recently represented the Taunton Area at the Somerset County Championships.

Ellie Carrow was double Somerset Champion in the long jump and triple jump with a county standard distance in both, and only 24 centimetres off National Entry in the triple jump.

Freddie Thornhill was Somerset Champion in the javelin with a national entry distance.

Daniel Okanome was crowned Somerset Champion in the discus with a county standard distance, and was second in the shot putt.

Sam Cobb, Harriet Fox and Grace White were all crowned Somerset Champions in their respective disciplines: Sam in the 800 metres with a county standard time; Harriet in the 400 metres hurdle with a county standard time; and Grace White in the hammer, setting a new King’s College record.

In addition, the following athletes all achieved podium finishes:

Katie Davy-Ericson was second in the shot with a school record and county standard distance, and third in the high jump.

Abbie Stride was second in the discus with a new school record and a county standard distance that was only 34 centimetres off the National Entry standard.

Rosie Thornhill was second in the javelin with a school record and county standard distance.

Hugo Larkin secured 2nd place in the 200 metres with a county standard time.

Max Watson was second in the 800 metres with a county standard time and only beaten by teammate, Sam Cobb by 0.6 of a second.

Lucy Crossman was second in the 800m after a photo finish with a county standard time.

Katie Beale came second in the hammer, with Malaika Njema placing third in the pole vault.

Charlie Lavender was second in the 400 metres, and Siji Abere second in the long jump.

Fred Fisher was third in the 800 metres with a personal best, while George Shurley was third in the long jump.

The following athletes from King’s have been selected to represent Somerset in the South West Schools Championships later this month:

Abbie Stride - Discus

Grace White - Hammer

Ellie Carrow - Triple jump and long jump

Lucy Crossman - 800 metres

Harriet Fox - 400 metres hurdles

Katie Davy-Ericson - Shot putt

Daniel Okanome - Discus

Hugo Larkin - 200 metres

Max Watson - 800 metres

Freddie Thornhill - Javelin

Head of Athletics, Richard Llewellyn-Eaton said: “This was a fantastic showing from all of the King’s athletes who have worked hard to earn their rewards and we wish those who are going forward to the South West Schools Championships every success.”

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