Record breakers

Seaford has had a phenomenal season of athletics this year with long-standing school records being broken.

We have demonstrated our strength as an athletic school, particularly in the inter-boys Year 10 and 11, where we have won all inter-boys age group matches. Our girls too are showing their strength, in particular Year 9 where we have some really good athletes.

This was demonstrated at the Sussex Schools County Finals at the start of June where Seaford did very well as a school, overall winning 10 medals. Jon Thompson, Head of Seaford Athletics summarises the event “It’s a tough competition and we had a good day with some really good performances”.

Rupert Blackwell wins gold and breaks school recordRupert Blackwell won gold in the inter-boys javelin and broke the school record in doing so. He says he was “especially happy as the record was set over 50 years ago”. Rupert threw 50m 30, with the previous record being about 48m 50. He praised his sports coaches at Seaford for the training and support they give him.

Ollie Beach won gold in the Junior Boys Discus, Johnny Murray-Jones (Year 9) took silver in the junior boys triple jump and Joseph Spiby (Year 11) won silver in the discus. Congratulations!

Congratulations too to Olivia McDonald won silver in the 3000m. Jon praises Olivia’s performance “It was great run for her. She’s a tremendous athlete”.

Seaford College competes in the Diamond League Diamond league 2 web Seaford College competes in the Diamond LeagueSome of these athletes then went on to represent Sussex in the Inter County Championships. Jon was anticipating it to be great experience for the athletes with some very strong counties competing.

Another record was broken at the Diamond League at Hurst with Ollie Beach winning the Discus with a huge throw of 41.78m. Fabulous!

Hear Jon and Rupert talk about the records and effort involved.

Jon Thompson says “We are all looking forward to Sports Day at the weekend and will hopefully do our best and see more performances of a good standard”.

It’s set to be a great event. Good luck to everyone taking part.

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