Seaford off to a fine start in the Athletics season

Charterhouse Running 840bLast year, Seaford College enjoyed its most successful day in more than a decade at the Sussex Schools Track & Field Championship, winning 17 medals and breaking two school records.

This year, Seaford’s athlete’s are picking up where they left off, enjoying some great success in two meetings this term. At the beginning of May, Seaford took on some top schools at Charterhouse, also facing Epsom, Wellington College, Brighton College, Ardingly College, Dulwich and St John’s Leatherhead. A very touch field. The Inter Boys achieved Seaford’s best team result, coming 4th our of 8, but there were some remarkable individual performances.

Charterhouse Running 840aIn the Senior Boys, Hugo Squires won the 100m in a PB of 10.9 seconds, and together with Alozie Nwkocha, Charlie Treasure and Otis Jackson, also won the 100m relay. In the Inters, Josh Harry won the 200m, Rupert Blackwell won the Javelin and Caelen Stanton won the Shot. In the Juniors Alex Rees triumphed in the 100m, Jacques Newell won the Triple Jump and Sid Lewis won the Shot.

“We were up against top schools and very stiff competition, but we acquitted ourselves very wall and gained some wins and top performances,” said Jon Thompson, Head of Athletics at Seaford.

Last weekend, the team won the meeting at Lords Wandsworth, where they also faced Bedales and Charterhouse. All the boys teams were 1st, and the Junior girls also came first.

Charterhouse Shot 840Once again there were some fantastic individual performances. In the Seniors, Hugo Squires won the 100m once again, Tom Cowan won a great 800m race, Callum L Ames won the Javelin, Will Newman won the High Jump, Alozie Nkwocha won both the Triple Jump and the Long Jump, and the 100m Relay team won again.

In the Inters, Isaac Kilroy won the 100m, Josh Harry the 200m, Archie Rees the Hurdles, Joe Spiby and Freya Brazier the Discus, and Caelen Stanton the Shot, with a seasons best of 11.81m. Rupert Blackwell, still unbeaten this year, won the Javelin, as did Emily Guiry. Martha Crosdil won the 100m and the Long Jump, Lara Brown jumped 9.77m in the Triple Jump, and Livvy McDavid won the Shot.

JavelinIn the Juniors, the top performer of the day was Jacques Newell, with four wins, including the 100m relay. He also had three personal bests in the Long Jump, Triple Jump, and the Hurdles. Angus Leaning and Jenny Edwards won the 100m, Jack McCulloch the 200m, Alfie Peck the 300m, Dylan Davis the 800m. Sid Lewis and Charlotte Cassar won the Shot and High Jump, and Alfie Dudle-Ward won the Javelin. Samy Brown won the Discus, and Flora Mckenzie won the Javelin and the Hurdles with a new school record!

Congratulations to all of Seaford’s young athletes, it certainly looks like another successful season is on the cards!

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