Published on: Thursday, June 16, 2022
As the summer stretches out, and with the athletics calendar in full flow, our athletes have been out enjoying success in a variety of track and field events.
Both the girls and boys U15 team qualified for the South West National Cup competition in May at Castle School. During this event, our girls won the county competition and the boys came second.
The South West round was last week in Exeter, and the first image below is the winning relay team from the competition. The second image is of all the girls and boys who performed in the U15 boys and girls’ team at the South West competition; the girls came second and boys' came third in the South West. The cup competition is a unique event where each performer must complete in a both a track and field event in order to participate.
The only individual win came in the very last event of the day, the boys relay, but there were many good performances, with very high individual points scores from Georgie C, Greta S, Katie R, Darcie C, Kendra D and Natalie Y for the girls, together with Mudia E, Ezekiel M-R, Hal S, Cameron W, Sochima C and Will K. There were also inspiring contributions from the late notice substitutes, Chico M and Eric Y.
Last Saturday, 21 individuals competed for the district at the County Athletics Championships. They enjoyed numerous successes with wins for Katie R [300 metres], Mudia E [hurdles], Will K [high jump], Poppy G-B and Eve R [ both in hammer events], and Declan T [both the 100m and 200m].
The following nine King's pupils have been selected to represent the Somerset at the South West School Athletics Championships on Saturday 18 June - Alice A, Darcie C, Declan T (x2), Eve R, Grace F, Katie R (x2), Ogbemudia E, Poppy G-B and William K.