29 May 2012
Yesterday Norwich School was represented by 20 athletes at the City Sports Day at UEA. In glorious sunshine the team had a very successful day. Sophie Bishop was the star of the year 7 girls winning the 100m and then setting a new record of 4m50 in the long jump. The other successful girls were India Gill, who won the year 10 discus, and Esther Anderson who won the year 9 1500m. In the boys’ events, George Angier won the year 7 200m, while Jonny Tomes won the year 9 discus and javelin. In the javelin, Jonny's throw of 45m exceeded the standard required to go to the English Schools Championships. The year 10 boys was the one age group in which we brought a nearly full team, and they didn't let us down. The roll-call of A-string winners is as follows: Oliver Cooley - 200m and triple jump; Adam Crafer 400m; Tommy Power 800m and 1500m; Ben Smith long jump; James Steel high jump; Louis Lamont discus. Despite all these individual victories, the team was in 2nd place going into the relay so the stage was set for the grand finale and the team of Smith, Cooley, Steel and Randle duly won in a time of 48s, to win the overall competition by a narrow margin from Notre Dame.
All the individual winners now progress to the Norfolk Schools Championships, which take place at UEA on Saturday, June 16th.