Junior and Senior teams win the first round of the County Athletics competition
On Thursday 20th May, the PE department took the Junior and Senior Athletics teams to Westminster Lodge Athletics track in St Albans for their first competitive fixture in nearly 2 years. Due to the pandemic, there were no Athletics competitions at all last year (including District, County and Cross Country) which meant the majority of the pupils had never represented Bishop’s at an Athletics fixture before.
The weather was quite blustery and rained threatened (and then appeared intermittently throughout) which meant some challenging conditions for our teams. However, the girls showed good resilience and composure to produce some excellent results against the other competing schools – Beaumont, Loreto, Ridgeway and Sandringham.
Junior team results – Hurdles – Libby P – 1st 100m – Ella C – 1st 200m – Stephanie O – 3rd 300m – Erin M – 1st 800m – Ruby S – 2nd 1500m – Anna S – 2nd 4 x 100m relay – Ife N, Daniella H, Princela O-A and Ella C – 3rd High Jump – Ella S – 1st Long Jump – Abi L – 2nd Discus – Gracie B – 2nd Shot – Ife N – 1st Javelin – Evie J – 2nd This meant the Junior team scored 51 points out of a possible 60 and they finished in 1st place! Well done girls!
Senior team results – Hurdles – Ena O – 1st 100m – Amelie H – 1st 200m – Katelin R – 1st 300m – Amelie D – 1st 800m – Daniella S – 1st 1500m – Amelie H – 2nd 4 x 100m Relay – Ena O, Erin A, Katelin R and Amelie H – 1st High Jump – Ena O – 1st Long Jump – Imogen D – 3rd Triple Jump – Katelin R – 1st Discus – Gwen F – 2nd Shot – Livi- Grace H – 1st Javelin – Roxy M – 4th This meant the Senior team scored 58 points out of a possible 65 and they finished in 1st place! Well done girls!
An outstanding achievement from all of the girls involved – well done! Thank you to all of the PE department for all of their time preparing the girls for this competition.
The next round of the competition will take place on Tuesday 25th May at Ridlins End Athletics track in Stevenage between 4-6pm. Competing schools – Dame Alice Owens, Presdales, Queenswood and John Warner.
Good luck to all of the girls involved!