Records smashed and personal bests achieved

Action from the day. Pictures: jimholden.co.uk

Action from the day. Pictures: jimholden.co.uk

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Records were smashed and personal bests achieved as a Lewes school ended the academic year with its senior sports day.

Years seven to nine from Lewes Old Grammar School competed at the town’s athletics track and demonstrated their sporting prowess.

A range of track and field events saw the record books being re-written as every previous Triple Jump record at the school was broken, from Year 7 girls to Year 9 boys. It was a day of personal achievements as well, with Will Back (Year 9) beating the previous age-group records for Shot and Triple Jump. There was similar success for Lewis Loudon in Year 8 as he smashed the previous bests in the Shot and Discus. Year 9’s Will Bacic proved dual discipline by trouncing the previous bests in the Shot and Triple Jump.

Not to be outdone, Maia Hardman from Year 7 beat two previous all-time track records, notching up 2m37s in the 800m before completing the gruelling 1500m in 5m35s. Fellow Year 7, Scarlett Fox, had dual sprint success by beating the previous best times in both the 100m and 200m. In Year 8, Madison Pakham improved on two previous school sprint records, with a 14.52 for the 100m and 30.00 dead in the 200m.

Triumph of the day, though, has to go to Scarlett Fox in Year 7 who managed to better no fewer than three previous school records by notching-up track records in the 100m and 200m as well as a Triple Jump distance of 8m 30.

“Congratulations to all who took part”, said the school’s Tim Laker.”It was a fine example of sportsmanship at its best from the entire school and with all those records broken, some tough competition in store for next year.”