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Sports Day 2017

Despite the threat of rain hanging over us, it was another energetic day co-ordinated by the Sports department. Gamma broke Sigma’s winning streak last year, could they do it again?

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The action kicked off on the track where students ran the traditional hurdles, 100m, 200m races as well as the lesser known 300m! It was a photo finish in the Y10 hurdles R Winbourne (15.57) just beating A DiReda (15.82) but K Galley ran away with the Y10 100m with a time of 13.75 – a little short of the current Y10 record. Sports day rookie J Markovicova was the first record breaker on the track with a time of 30.44 in the Y7 200m.

The hugely competitive 4 x 100 relay did not disappoint with houses fighting hard for the top spots in Y7, 8 and 9 but no one could have predicted the huge lead 10LE took, finishing over 5 seconds in front of second place 10LF and smashing the Y10 relay record. By the end of the first few events Lambda had edged themselves into first place with Kappa snapping at their heels.

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It was all go on the field as well with D Dowling throwing the javelin in her last sports day. She threw the best of the day (34.4m) but this was not quite enough to beat E Locke’s record of 40m set last year. Dowling passes the torch to P Mills (Y7) and D Bell (Y8) who threw 18.9m and 26.4m respectively.

K Galley and C Edwards also had a final sports day to leave their mark in their respective events. Galley gave it her all in the discus, where she smashed the current Y10 record with a throw of 24.75m. In the shot, Edwards broke the 9m mark, a solid record but one in which J Smithson (Y9 winner, 8.2m)  will challenge next year with T Kittle (Y8 6.3m) and H Ormonde (Y7 6.33m) also looking like future contenders.

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Rumour has it there were some strong words exchanged before the Y10 egg and spoon race where L Crabtree took the gold. The fastest egger of the day was O Tarrant (Y7 a lightning 26.08secs).

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Knowing that points were so tight brought scandal to the three legged race where a record of 3 forms were disqualified from Y9 and 2 from Y10. By the time the final race came around there was just 9 points between first and second place. After a slow start Sigma and Gamma had pulled away from Kappa and Lambda. Who could rack of the most points in the Y10 clothing race……

Lunch as always, was provided by Langley’s Luscious Ladies who had prepared monster baguettes in aid of the South East London Breast Cancer Trust. The total raised through sandwich sales, bracelets, pink box donations and loose change was £370. Congratulations Ladies!

The final scores of the day were:

Sigma 607
Gamma 604
Kappa 598
Lambda 589

Sigma regained their title back from Gamma - just!

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