09 Jul 2018

City Sports 2018

The weather was a scorcher and so was the action on the track and in the field for the U3 Derby High athletics team at City Sports.

Against fourteen other much larger Secondary schools in the area the competition was going to be fierce but as always the Derby High girls were ready for the challenge. The day got off to a fantastic  start with Megan O pacing the 1500m perfectly and sprinting to an emphatic win. Vidhmahi cruised through her 200m heat to book a place in the A final with Zoya gaining the fastest qualifier spot for the 100m B final. In the highest temperatures of the day Tabitha ran the 800m in a personal best time and Issi L, Megan O, Zoya and Vidhmahi passed the baton securely to clinch a third spot in the relay. In the field events Olivia W-R sent the shot putt soaring to six and a half metres but it was deemed to have landed outside the sector and unfortunately did not count. At the opposite end of the arena Hannah was extremely impressive in the High Jump and her Fosbury flop technique gave her a well deserved second place. Whilst in the long jump Maddy battled hard and stretched into the sand, but was pipped to the podium by forty centimetres. The fantastic reserves, and very much part of the team, Julia and Antonella, were ready to step into anyone’s shoes and were phenomenal with their support of the team, and everyone enjoyed Eleanor's javelin throws of over twelve metres which put her on the podium in second place. A fitting end to a successful day!

Overall we await the final team results but Mrs Hancock and her assistants Poppy and Martha were very proud!

9th July 2018

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