RGS took part in the recent District Athletics event along with 13 other schools at the K2 Stadium, Crawley. There were some excellent, performances, including:
- Issy H won the 800m and Triple Jump;
- Michelle O won both the Junior Girls’ 100m and Shot;
- Keeping it in the family, Muna O won the Junior Girls’ Discus;
- Ellie O won the Inter Girls’ 100m in a time of 13.64 seconds;
- Freya T, returning from injury won the Inter Girls’ 300m;
- Vicky W having run five sprint races finished the day by winning the Inter Girls’ 200m in a time of 27.67secs.
RGS’s two relay teams, with slick baton changing won both their respective relays. Overall, the Junior Girls finished second and the Inter Girls won their event, with Captain Freya T collecting the shield.
Inter girls team: Freya T, Ellie O, Vicky W, Kathryn B Issy H, Lily F-J, Jess G, Jemima P, Tally S, Alice N, Clara A, Beth B, Izzy DS.
In the Inter Boys’ competition, Dan S came second in the High Jump with a leap of 1.55m and Freddie R was third in the Junior Boys’ 200m with a time of 25.32.
All the athletes now wait to see if they are selected to compete at the County Athletics in June.
ESAA Track and Field Cup
RGS have once again entered teams in the English Schools’ Athletics Association Track and Field cup competition. The first round was held at Charterhouse School, Godalming.
This is a team competition in which athletes score points according to their performances. All the points from each athlete are added up and at the end of the afternoon a team will find out if they have won enough points to progress through to the next regional round in June.
The first round is always a little nerve racking as athletes in some cases try events that they may not competed in before. During the afternoon there were many great performances including Dottie B who jumped a PB of 1.38m in the High Jump.
The Junior (First and Second Forms) and Inter (Third and Fourth Forms) girls’ teams both made it through to the next round whilst the junior boys have to wait for the outcomes of other matches.