On Thursday 4th May St Joseph’s took part in the annual Area Sports competition down at Five Rivers Athletics Track. This is the main athletic event of the season where students are able to compete against the best in Salisbury and look to gain qualification through to the County Championships in June. The weather was on our side with the day staying dry and cool throughout, making it perfect racing conditions. During the course of the day students from years 7-9 took part in a variety of track and field with our year 10 and 11 students making the trip down after school to compete.
We had a high number of students make finals this year along with many of them making the podium. St Joseph’s also had 2 Champions with Olly Ashcroft winning the Minor Boys Javelin and Kieron Appleton winning the Inter Boys Hurdles. Due to the high number of students making individual finals St Joseph’s also finished high within the team events with both the Junior and Inter Boys finishing 2nd.
All students who finished in the top two have now been selected for the County Championships with students who finished 3rd place being selected as a reserve. Congratulations to all students who took part. Details of our highest performers are below (* indicating students selected for the County Championships).
*Olly Ashcroft 1st Javelin
Angel Hanna 4th Javelin
*Josh Dyer 2nd 100m, 1st 200m
Fernando Silver 4th 100m
Lewis Leftwich 3rd 800m
Relay 2nd (Josh, Fernando, Jack, Lewis)
*Jack Whitton 2nd Triple Jump
Will McDaniel 3rd Discus
Mary Reodique 3rd Discus
Owen Taylor 3rd 800m, 3rd Triple Jump
Relay 2nd (Ed, Kieran, Owen, James)
*Sosi Lagilagi 2nd High Jump
Stephen Buckett 3rd High Jump
*Kieran Appleton 1st Hurdles
County Athletics Championships will be held at Swindon on Saturday 10th June (Junior, Inters), with Minors competing on Wednesday 28th June. Letters for competitors to follow.