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Quad Kids Round-Up

Chaucer's young athletes performed with distinction last week at Rutland Sports Park in a Quad Kids Athletics tournament.

Chaucer's young athletes performed with distinction last week at Rutland Sports Park in a Quad Kids Athletics tournament.

30 children were selected for the Quad Kids team after they shone in the recent cross-country running sessions that have been taking place at school. All the children had to take part in 4 athletics events, their individual scores & times were translated into points and from that the team's score could be calculated.

First of all, the team had to do a 600m Run (one and a half times) around the large athletics track. Sam Parkes, Lewis Brown and Emily Starbrook were particularly impressive at this distance but nearly everybody ran the whole way without stopping to walk.

Next, the squad moved onto Standing Long Jump. Connor Stevens (1.9m), Emily Pickering (1.82m), Cai Murden (1.78m), Sam Parkes (1.74m) and Martyna Kluch (1.74m) recorded Chaucer's best jumps before we headed onto the next discipline of Javelin. Liam Flitter (27.2m), Lewis Brown (21.7m) and Joel Searcy (21.6m) led the way for the boys, while Katie Mill (16.3m), Charlotte Nuttall (16.2) and Emma East (14.5m) were the best of the girls. Finally, the children all did some 75m sprint races, which were extremely competitive!

For a bit of fun, we had some 4x100m relay races around the track against some of the other schools that were present. We had 2 teams in a boys' race and 2 teams in a girls' race. We were 1st and 2nd in both races.

Although the group performed brilliantly, unfortunately we were pipped to 1st place overall by just 5 points!

1st = Shardlow (1302), 2nd = Chaucer (1297), 3rd = St Thomas (1215), 4th = Scargill (1214), 5th = Kensington (1179), 6th = Stanley St Andrews (1138), 7th = Hallam Fields (1107), 8th = Sawley (1056), 9th = Dallimore (905), 10th = Draycott (869), 11th = Ladywood (787).

[Chaucer Team: Sam Parkes (c), Ollie Palmer, Liam Flitter, Connor Stevens, Ryan Grindle, Lewis Brown, Archie Smith, Ayman Walker, Joshua Bird, Cai Murden, Harley Higgins, George Levers, Lewis Golisti, Jack Mercer, Joel Searcy, Emily Pickering, Katelyn Hanson, Emma East, Martyna Kluch, Charlotte Nuttall, Laniyah Pynegar, Levi Whitehead, Lucy May Stevenson, Danae Matthew, Emily Starbrook, Daisy Mears-Miller, Julia Welnowska, Bethany Fretwell, Amelia Faulks, Katie Mill.]

Chaucer's top 4 point-scoring boys were Sam Parkes, Liam Flitter, Lewis Brown & Archie Smith. Our top 4 point-scoring girls were Emily Pickering, Emily Starbrook, Katelyn Hanson & Martyna Kluch.

Many thanks to Mrs Proctor and Mrs Faulks for their help on the day.

~ Mr Woodcock

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