Records bro­ken at sports day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By ASHA ME­HTA asha.me­hta@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

SEV­ERAL records were smashed at a Deep­ing school’s ac­tion-packed sports day.

Natasha John­son, sports co-or­di­na­tor at The Deep­ings School, in Deep­ing St James, said the day was a huge suc­cess and en­joyed by all in­volved.

She said: “The morn­ing saw all years bat­tle it out in the field and longer track events and there was some very close com­pe­ti­tion with pupils pro­duc­ing ex­cep­tional per­for­mances in very hot con­di­tions.”

In all, six records fell dur­ing the morn­ing. Liam Green­wood broke the Year 7 boys triple jump record by seven cen­time­tres, Eleanor Scales equalled the Year 7 girls high jump record of 1.3m, Abi Morter broke the Year 8 girls shot putt record by 71 cm, Mar­cus Cook set a new Year 9 boys 400m record by just 0.24 sec­onds.

Stephanie Wil­liams con­tin­ued her good form by shav­ing 5cms off the Year 10 girls high jump record and Ge­or­gia Woods pro­duced an­other fine per­for­mance to in­crease the Year 10 girls javelin record.

The af­ter­noon saw pupils bat­tle for the ti­tles in the tra­di­tional 100m sprint and 4x100m re­lay.

The af­ter­noon also saw the fi­nal of the tug of war com­pe­ti­tion, which was in­tro­duced for the first time this year.

Pupils com­peted in the heats dur­ing the morn­ing, which left King and Rad­cliffe houses bat­tling it out in the Year 9 and 10 fi­nal and Newton and Tudor in the Year 7 and 8 fi­nal. In the end, af­ter three hard fought pulls, it was Newton and Rad­cliffe that tri­umphed.

The high­light of the af­ter­noon was the tense staff ver­sus sixth form tug of war. The awe­some four­some group of teach­ers did not take long to beat the sixth for­m­ers in two straight vic­to­ries.

The af­ter­noon was rounded off by the con­tin­u­ous re­lay. This in­volved a boy and girl from each tu­tor group and a teacher run­ning 50m twice in a head to head house bat­tle. The vic­tors were the Eliot team.

Ms John­son added: “All pupils ap­peared to be en­joy­ing them­selves and en­ter­ing into the spirt of the oc­ca­sion. Well done to all who took part.”

Pic­ture: PAUL FRANKS

fin­ish line flour­ish: Stephanie Wil­liams (15) is first home in the 4X100m re­lay race dur­ing the Deep­ings School sports day. (METP-22-06-10PF20)

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