Published on: Monday, June 12, 2023

In a spectacular display of prowess and tenacity, our King’s Athletes represented the Taunton Area Schools District team on a grand scale, taking part in the illustrious Somerset Schools Championship.

The event took place at the revered Yeovil Olympiads Arena, where our young athletes faced formidable competition from Sedgemoor, Mendip, and Yeovil teams. The Junior team put on an impressive show in the morning, with the Intermediates and Seniors taking centre stage during the afternoon. Every athlete showcased commendable determination, strengthening the reputation of our school.

Katie R made headlines by smashing the school hammer record, a feat previously achieved by her sister Eve, while Kendra D shattered the school's longstanding 3000m record by a whopping 27 seconds. This record had remained untouched since 2006, making Kendra's achievement truly noteworthy.

Our Junior category shone with Emily M securing a Bronze Medal in the High Jump and a Silver in the 300m sprint. Emmanuella F brought home a Bronze Medal in the 100m sprint and Shot Put, while Olivia T and John C achieved Bronze in the 200m, with Olivia coming third on the Long Jump. Jemima H-M emerged as the victorious champion, winning the Junior Girls Hammer event.

In the Intermediate category, Darcie C triumphed in the 300m Hurdles and the 800m run. Cameron W finished third in both the 1500m Steeplechase and 1500m run. Mudia E sprinted to second place in the 100m Hurdles, while Katie R won the Hammer throw and came second in the 300m sprint. The Hammer was also won by Sochima C, with Oliver E securing third place. Remarkably, the Shot Put event witnessed a clean sweep from the King’s team, with Sochima C, Will K and Will F clinching the top three spots. Kendra D emerged as the champion in the 3000m run, and Georgia C sprinted her way to victory in the 200m.

In the Senior category, Henry H sprinted to second place in the 400m Hurdles and Josh C finished third in the 800m run. The Senior Boys' 100m and 400m events were dominated by Declan T and Tom B, respectively, who also secured third place in the 200m and 100m. Abby H emerged victorious in the Senior Girls 3000m, closely followed by Lexie W in second place.

We wish to express our heartfelt congratulations to all our athletes for their exemplary performance. Their achievements serve as a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the spirit of sportsmanship instilled in them by our athletics coaches. 

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