Two Millennium Records were broken this year and one was equalled; with Zach’s speedy 59.2s run in the Junior Boys’ 300m. Eve, smashed the Middle girls’ 300m record, running a blistering 56.9s; whilst Bruno matched Jordan’s 2005, high jump height of 1.15m. There were some super performances by our athletes and the jubilant winners of the individual cups and our new victor / victrix ludorums are listed below:
Victor & Victrix Ludorums:
Junior Girls Victrix Ludorum – Ruby B and Isabella M
Middle Girls Victrix Ludorum – Eve T
Senior Girls Victrix Ludorum – Katie B
Junior Boys Victor Ludorum – Bruno F
Middle Boys Victor Ludorum – Marlow C
Senior Boys Victor Ludorum – Joshua N
Cup & Trophy Winners 2018:
Senior Boys 75m Hurdles Seddon Cup – Alec F
Senior Boys 100m Harrop Cup – Alec F
Senior Girls 100m Head Cup – Katie B
Senior Boys 200m Fox Cup – Alec F
Senior Girls 200m Roddick Cup – Katie B
Senior Boys 300m Wood Cup – Alec F
Junior Girls 800m Renshaw-Smith Cup – Ruby B
Middle Boys 800m Potters Cup – Marlow C
Senior Girls 800m Renshaw-Smith Cup – Niamh OB
Senior Boys 800m Johnson Cup – Joshua N
Senior Girls 1,500m Renshaw-Smith Cup – Amelia E
Senior Boys 1,500m Johnson and Dean Cup – Joshua N
Senior Girls Javelin, Clare Taylor Cup – Katie S
Senior Boys Discus, Louis Street Cup – Joshua N
There was rain at the start of the Pre-Sports Day schedule and everyone’s spirits fell, with all fearing a repeat of the past two years, when the events had to be rescheduled due to awful weather. However luck was on our side and it quickly passed over, with us being able to run through all 29 events no problem.
On Saturday the sun shone, bright and clear, with the Pre-Prep kicking off proceedings at 11am. All the children ran really well and thoroughly enjoying competing in their events. The Prep school pupils were there to see their final inter-house relay, whilst enjoying their packed lunches, with Pitts winning and setting the tone for the rest of the day.
The Prep School Sports Day began promptly at midday, with the initial tug of war rounds, before the boys began on the track and the girls on the field events; with them swapping half way through. The more specialised events such as the middle distance and hurdling track events; along with javelin, shot putt and high jump were very popular with the supporters. This year everyone competed in at least four individual events, with the maximum number being seven for the older pupils in with a chance of winning the victor / victrix ludorums.
The atmosphere for the final events, the ‘Paul Crocombe Whole School Relay’ and Tug of War finals was electric.
At the final count everyone was expecting Churchills to seize the victory, with many of their athletes winning cups and victor / victrix ludorums. However Sports Day is very much an event for all, with each house having exactly the same number of representatives in the 113 events.
Each pupil’s results count equally towards the total, whether they be in the A, B or C races and whether it be on the track, in the jumps or throwing events, the finer logistics taking the organiser numerous hours.
Congratulations to the winning House – Pitts. They began as the leaders after some superb results in the ball throw and discus events on the Friday and continued their fine form, culminating in a super win in the Paul Crocombe relay, showing their overall strength across the year groups!
1st – PITTS – Winners of Blackburn Cup – points 1230
2nd – CHURCHILLS – 1184 points
3rd – NELSONS – 1153 points
4th – WELLINGTONS – 965 points
A much-deserved hog roast and House cupcakes provided a perfect end to a super day.
Thank you to everyone who came to support our athletes, to all of the S. Anselm’s staff for pulling together to ensure the day was such a success and particularly to the pupils themselves for giving everyone so much to cheer about!