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Posted: 24/05/24

Borough Sports

On Tuesday 21st May, Miss Mulcahy, Mr Martin, Mr Draper, Mrs Carter and Mrs Risebro took a team of 75 students to the annual Sutton Schools Athletics Championships at David Weir Leisure Centre. Throughout the day, students from Year Groups 7-10 took part in a variety of track and field events, all earning points for their school.

For the first two weeks of this half term, students took part in Athletics trials as part of their Games lessons. They were taken up to the park to run a sprint and middle distance event, to the long jump pit for long jump and triple jump practice, and to the astro for the throwing events. A big thank you to the PE department for running these trials. It allowed us to identify some of the school’s strongest athletes and put forward the strongest team for the event.

The energy and enthusiasm on the day was fantastic and all students were determined to perform well in their event; aiming to beat their personal best scores and earn individual medals. Unlike last year when we were treated to glorious sunshine, this year the weather was not on our side... a risk taken when the event was moved a month earlier than 2023! A few hours into the event, the heavens opened and the rain didn’t stop. The marquee, which was intended to be used as protection from the sun, was quickly put up and students huddled under this for the remainder of the day. Even in these challenging conditions, our students stepped up and performed exceptionally well. There was a fantastic display of talent across all events – the best we have seen in recent years. Staff and students were soaked through and cold, but everyone continued to get behind one another, congratulating successes and contributing points to the overall score.

The standard of competition on display this year was outstanding, and Cheam students performed exceptionally well. We qualified for the final for most track events, and throughout the day the following students finished top 3 to earn themselves a medal:

Freddie R (Year 7) - Gold in Long Jump
Hisham S (Year 7) – Silver in 100m
Sylvie C (Year 7) – Silver in Long Jump
Demi J, Sophie E, Jess A & Yamma U
(Year 7) – Silver in 4x100m Relay
Hisham S, Gabriel T, Tommy G & Tommy J (Year 7) – Bronze in 4x100m Relay
Summer-Rose F (Year 8) – Gold in 200m
Chloe L (Year 8) – Gold in 300m
Molly M, Summer-Rose F, Chloe L & Jamelia M (Year 8) – Gold in 4x100m Relay
Luca P (Year 8) – Silver in Triple Jump
Priyansh S (Year 8) – Bronze in Long Jump
Lukas P (Year 9) – Gold in 300m
Charlotte C (Year 9) – Gold in 300m
Amelie B (Year 9) – Bronze in Triple Jump
Callum S (Year 10) – Gold in 200m
Josh J (Year 10) – Gold in 800m
Jacob D (Year 10) – Bronze in Long Jump
Lewis M (Year 10) – Bronze in High Jump
Tahlia A (Year 10) – Bronze in Long Jump
Lexie M (Year 10) – Bronze in 100m

A big well done to ALL students to who took part - full details can be found in the Cheam High Flyer, here.