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Girls Athletics Report Summer 2012

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Girls Athletics Report Summer 2012

Track and Field Cup.
This competition sees a squad of 12 athletes take part in 2 events each (normally one track and one field) accumulating points for their team.  In the past we have done very well and this year was no exception.  The Inter Girls (years 9 and 10) scored 299 points, which placed them second to Truro School by a mere 2 points and the Junior Girls (years 7 and 8) a very creditable 265, also placing them second behind Truro School. 
Both of our teams qualified to the regional B final at Exeter Arena on 18th June and faced tough opposition from schools spreading from Cornwall to Wiltshire.  Every one of our girls performed extremely well and several achieved personal bests.  Special mention must go to Georgia Doyle Lay who was the top female performer on the day from all year groups and all schools well done!  Our Inter Girls achieved an overall joint third place and increased their score to 308 points and our Junior Girls were 6th place, increasing their score to 275points.  It was a long but enjoyable day and we would like to thank all the girls for their efforts and superb behaviour.

Year 7 and 8 County Schools Championship.
Last year this competition was literally rained off; thankfully this year the sun shone on our students and both teams were able to perform to a high standard.  The year 7 girls are still learning many of the new and very technical field events, but that didnt stop Hannah Smith from achieving first place in the Long Jump (3.94m).  Other highlights included Eloise Rapsey speeding her way to second place in the 200m (30.7secs) and the ever reliable Maya Groves coming 3rd in the 1500m (5m54.6s).  The day was completed with a 3rd place in the relay.  Indeed, a fine team performance from all of the squad, resulted in the girls achieving an overall 2nd place from a cohort of 20 schools well done.
The year 8 squad were a little more experienced and many had competed in the Track and Field Regional B final the day before.  All 9 squad members came in the top 10 of their respective event(s) thereby scoring points for the team.  Fran Jenkins came third in the Javelin (17.82m), Meg Irwin third in the Discus (15.94m), the relay quartet came second, but the outstanding performer was once again Georgia Doyle Lay with first in the 200m (27.8s) and a record breaking winning leap in the Long Jump of 4.72m).  The girls deservedly were the overall winners very well done!

Cornwall School Games.
To cap a very successful week for Richard Lander, we sent 3 teams of 8 athletes (4 boys and 4 girls) to compete in this annual event, whereby all competitors take part in one field and one track event accumulating points for their team.  Several year 8 and 9 girls had to move up an age group due to the unavailability of the year 10 students and our county athletes being rested, but they took this in their stride!  Overall, the year 7 squad were second, the year 8/9 squad were first and the 10/11 squad were also first.  Under the circumstances, this really was an amazing achievement and highlights our strength in depth in athletics.  Students who were placed in their event(s) were:  Year 7 - Hannah Smith third in both the Shot Putt and 100m, Eloise Rapsey first 200m.  Year 9 Georgia Cotterill third Shot Putt, Hannah Luscombe first 300m, Lennon Lewis third Javelin and first 100m and Kim Love second 1500m and first Long Jump.  Once again, well done and congratulations to all concerned; a real team effort.

Miss Cain


Richard Lander School