It was a busy week for the girls’ athletics teams as they followed up good mid-week performances with individual and team victories over Rossall at the weekend. In a combined events competition where all the athletes competed in four events, a sprint, jump, throw and 800m every second and cm counted as points were awarded for each of their performances with the winners being those with the highest total number of points.
Fourteen AKS Year 7 athletes competed and top of the pile was Poppy B who massed 207 points from the four events. She ran the best 800m time with an impressive 2m52(64points) and jumped 3.64m in the long jump to secure 59 points. In second place overall was Alex M just 7 points behind. She topped the jumps event with a PB high jump of 1.25m and also the throws event with a shot putt of 6.10 for an impressive 62 points. Third place overall went to Alisia I with 186 points thanks to three performances earning over 50 points each with a hurdles time of 15.5s (53), long jump 3.45m (53) and 5.05m in the shot ( 51). Other great performances on the track came from Gabrielle F who ran 200m in 32.1(55) and 800m in 3m09 (56) and Anna K who ran a PB of 3.16 in the 800m (52). In the field Preesha R jumped 1.20m in the high jump to secure 56 points and Liberty D putt the shot 5.18m(53). With the top four performers AKS easily won the team event with 878 points to Rossall’s 578.
The Year 8 competition saw 12 AKS athletes competing with Hannah T winning overall and AKS winning the team event. Hannah had to be at her best to come out at the top and proved every second counted as Rossall’s Grace F was only 3 points behind. Hannah ran a good hurdles time of 14.8s to claim 60 points and with a long jump of 3.92m (68), 800m 3m05(57) and shot putt 5.77m (52) she amassed a total of 237 points to top the event. Hattie R also jumped well to secure 60 points with 3.66m and with three more performances earning over 50 points ( Hurdles 15.8 (50), Shot 5.18 (52) 800m – 3m16 (52) ) she secured third spot overall with a total 214 points. Mia W also performed well scoring an impressive 66 points in the shot with a putt of 6.54m as well as 61 points in the high jump with a superb jump of 1.25m. Ellie S also impressed putting the shot 6.14m for 61 points.
AKS Year 9 athletes also performed well with Sophie B missing out on top spot by just one point. With four performances scoring over 60 points her final total was 250 but this was beaten by by S Bowes from Rossall. Sophie B ran 200m in 31.1s (60), 800m in 2m59 (61) and putt the shot 6.00m (61) but her top performance was in the long jump where her jump of 3.92m won her 68 points. Rebecca H finished fourth overall thanks to a great discus throw of 20.07m that won her 65 points and a good long jump of 3.58m (57). Lucy P improved her mid-week performance with a high jump of 1.25m (61) , Ellie B threw the discus 18.65m (59) while Emily P in her debut athletics match putt the shot 5.91m (60). Rossall claimed the team event by 24 points.
A superb morning's athletics enjoyed by everyone.
1st Poppy B 207pts
2nd Alex M 200 pts
3rd Alisia I 186 pts
4th Preesha R 175 pts
Team – AKS – 878 pts Rossall 578 pts
1st Hannah T 237pts
3rd Hattie R 214 pts
Team – AKS 878 pts Rossall 578 pts
2nd Sophie B 250 pts
4th Rebecca H 184 pts
Team – AKS 789 pts Rossall 803 pts