Fun in the sun as records tum­ble

Aldershot News & Mail - - YOUTH SPORT -

THE most pres­ti­gious sport­ing event of the St. Neot’s Prepara­tory School cal­en­dar took place last Wed­nes­day in glo­ri­ous con­di­tions – and it cer­tainly brought the best out of the com­peti­tors

Ex­cited pupils wore their house bibs with pride and there were some in­cred­i­ble per­for­mances with school records bro­ken and per­sonal bests smashed.

Among the high­lights were Roslyn, in Year 6, who broke the school record for the girls dis­cus with a throw of 18.73m. Her sis­ter Eve in Year 8 then went on to break her own school record for the high jump by one cen­time­tre with a jump of 1.42m.

Ben, in Year 8, brought pro­ceed­ings to a halt as he smashed his per­sonal best in the high jump – by seven cen­time­tres – with a height of 1.47m. Fi­nally, the House Re­lay, ex­cit­ing as al­ways, was an in­cred­i­bly close race with Guin­ness just beat­ing Welles­ley to the fin­ish line.

Dar­ren Lynch, Direc­tor of Sport at the school was full of praise, adding: “The at­mos­phere to­day has been fan­tas­tic. Great sports­man­ship and courage from those who may have fallen over but got up to fin­ish the race”.

Up and over: This St Neots pupil clears his height in the high jump at the school’s suc­cess­ful Sports Day, held in glo­ri­ous sun­shine

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