The pick of athletes from The Romsey School competed in the Eastleigh and Winchester District Athletics Championship at Southampton Sports Centre on 21 June.
Conditions were not ideal but the team performed extremely well. The boys placed third overall, behind Kings and Perins respectively. This was the school’s best performance in the last 10 years, with the Year 8 boys placing second and the Year 7s third.
The girls’ team placed 8th out of the 17 schools in the District, entering every event and competing with great enthusiasm.
In the seniors there were some notable individual performances. Emma Hunter in Year 9 won both the 100m event and the discus competition. Jac Barnes placed 2nd in the javelin, justly deserved after hours of practice, while Cerys Ralph claimed 3rd in the long jump event as did Jacob Phrachai in the triple jump.
Jude Venn (Year 8) won the shot and came 3rd in the 300m.
The year 7 boys showed great promise with 2nd places for Oliver Cazaly (long jump), and Rhys Hill (600m).
Head of PE Callum Provan said ‘The pupils were fantastic and deserve a lot of credit for their determination to succeed both as a team and as individuals’.
The individual and team performances on the day resulted in 9 school records being broken; Filip Fraczek-Krygier (Yr9 – 400m), Kate Baxter (Yr7 – 1000m), Amber Blackman (Yr8 – Long Jump), Yr 8 Girls Relay Team, Lulu Desouza (Yr9 – Triple Jump), Yr10 Girls Relay, Ollie Cazaly (Yr7 – Long Jump), Yr7 Boys Relay, Yr10 Boys Relay.
Those pupils in Years 7 and 8 who placed first or second will progress to the County Championships on Tuesday 12 July at Southampton Sports Centre