On 10th May, Sponne School took part in the annual English Schools Athletics Cup. This event is open to all schools and each athlete needs to compete in a track and a field event with points being awarded for each performance with the school scoring the highest combined total winning. The age groups are Junior (Yr7 and Yr8) and Intermediate (Yr 9 and Yr10)
The Junior boys finished in an outstanding 2nd place, just 9 points behind winners NSB. There were outstanding individual performances with Jeremy winning both the discus and the 300m. The inter boys also finished in 2nd place in the County, with outstanding performances coming from Lachlan in the hurdles, Jack in the 300m and Alfie in the high jump.
The Junior girls faired even better with the 12 girls comfortably winning the competition with Hayley producing some magnificent performances in both the javelin and the hurdles
The Inter girls were the stand out performers, however, with numerous first place finishes and high class performances. Leading scorers were Georgia in the 300m and triple jump, Katy in the 300m, Emily in the 800m, Anna in the shot, Sophie in the javelin and Mia in the hurdles.
The first three teams will now qualify for the Midlands B final but because their points score was so high, the Inter girls team will now qualify for the Midlands A final, competing against the 7 other strongest schools in the entire Midlands area. These events will take place in June.
Well done to all those that took part and good luck for the Midlands finals !!