East Area Athletics Competition UEA
On Monday 22nd May, some of our athletes travelled to the University of East Anglia to compete in the East Area Athletics Competition which is for Years 4 and 5. This event is always enjoyed by our pupils as it is a great opportunity to perform at these first class facilities! We took a squad of fourteen athletes across the age groups which included Harriet T who was competing a year young.
The competition saw athletes competing in a range of track and field events with each competitor limited to two track and one field or two field and one track. Pupils were selected to represent the school based on their performance within PE lessons and Athletics hobby and it was great to see many achieving personal best performances. Every pupil gave their all and they were a pleasure to take.
Notable performances came from Harriet T who impressed on the track, achieving a place in the final for both 55mH and 75m. Harriet went on to win both finals despite being a year young! What was more impressive was that she qualified with the 4th fastest time in the 55mH and 2nd fastest time in 75m but raised her game in the final to finish first place in both. A fabulous performance and one to watch!
Penelope also impressed on the track, qualifying for the 55mH with the fastest time, achieving a place in the final and finishing 3rd overall. In her 100m, she also qualified with the fastest time and managed to secure first place running quicker than her heat time.
In the 800m, it was great to see Charlotte J finish 4th from a strong field of 22 athletes, just three seconds behind 3rd place.
As a team, the U9 girls came out on top as our best performing 4x100m relay which consisted of Harriet, Penelope, Coco and Tallulah. The team finished joint 2nd place from a field of 12 schools! Our U9 boys team consisting of Rory, Seb, Josh and Edward ran a marginal 0.97s slower than the girls but competition was tough and they finished 7th from 11 teams.
Mrs Katie Felton, Director of Sport