A Successful Week of Athletics
King’s Junior Boys team came second in the local round of the English Schools Cup last Wednesday, and have qualified to appear in the South West ‘B’ Final after half term. Big points were scored on the day by a number of pupils across different disciplines:
Henry Hawkins in the 200m; Tim Roberts in the 300m; Peter Banks in the javelin; and Charlie Glaisher in the hurdles, though points were assiduously accumulated by the whole team.
Although the Junior Girls’ team was much depleted, Tallulah Watson and Alice Anderson recorded impressive scores, winning their respective events; the 300m for Tallulah, with both girls taking part in the 800m and javelin events.
On Saturday, the school was represented in all age groups when they competed at Millfield, along with 11 other schools.
Match scores are not yet available but Rosie Thornhill won the javelin with a heavier implement and Emilia Smith did very well in the hurdles and high jump.
Among the boys, Harry Blakey and Henry Hawkins had very good runs in each of their sprints as did Charlie Glaisher in the hurdles; Tom Wrobel and Fred Fisher in the 800m; and Sam Cobb in the 1500m. Sam was pipped at the post down the home straight by the only competitor who tracked him throughout the entire race!
Ben Crosby had a good day, winning the shot, and the discus with impressive distances.
Other memorable sights included the running commentary by Jamie Glaisher as he came second in the 3000m, and the finishing leg of the Senior Boys’ relay when the thundering Cameron Duncan just failed to hold off his pursuers.
We must also note that our school fields were full of young athletes from across the region, as they attended our annual Prep School Athletics Festival on Sunday. The weather was kind, affording these talented youngsters the opportunity to represent their schools in a number of events that included: the javelin; hurdles; high jump; long jump, shot putt and various track races.
Published on: Saturday, May 25, 2019