There was plenty of change in the air for the 25th St Edward’s Prep Sports Day, as favourites Dahl House, emerged triumphant with both the Sports Day and Relay Cups.
Blyton pushed them close in the afternoon relay session, but perhaps it was fitting that it was the green of Dahl that enjoyed the glory, as the meeting returned to the main site of the school on the new 200m grass track.
The reduction in size from the 300m redgra surface created a lot of new races, so new records were set in abundance. But, although there were several close calls, notably by Taylor P (Y4 50m A Race), Lucia S (Y5 75m C Race), Amy P (Y6 75m B Race) and Rufus C (Y6 75m C Race), no track records were broken, confirming that the grass surface would be a tad slower. The slope also made it tougher for the 150m, 200m and long distance races, as well as for certain runners in the relays who had to negotiate the uphill section.
To complete the cycle of change, the Vortex Howler was introduced for the throwing events to replace the cricket and rounder ball throws from the past. Due to its lighter weight, the winners of these new throwing events became new record holders in a flash!
There was one record broken though in the Year 6 Girls’ Long Jump event. Two athletes broke Sophie C’s ten year old record, but it was Zara C, with the very first jump of the competition, who became the new holder with a leap of 3.81m, 12cm further, leaving Holly T-S in second after she too broke the record with a best jump of 3.72m. Due to the switch in location, the Long Jump competitions were completed beforehand with Dahl forging a lead from those events that they retained throughout the main day itself.
Sports Day Cup (Overall including track, field and relay events):
- 1st Dahl House – 1130 points
- 2nd Lewis House – 1058 points
- 3rd Blyton House – 1040 points
- 1st Dahl House – 116 points
- 2nd Lewis House – 112 points
- 3rd Blyton House – 84 points
Well done to everyone, staff and pupils, for their efforts on and off the track – plenty of change, but successful and enjoyable nonetheless.
Prep School | 29/06/2021