On Monday 20th May 57 pupils from St Joseph’s Junior and Senior Schools took part in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) South West Athletics competition at Exeter Arena. St Joseph’s were competing against other ISA schools from the South West with the hope of getting through to the ISA National Competition in June.
St Joseph’s first win of the day was in the first race when Michael Barton won the 1500m, the athletes then just couldn’t stop winning!
Johannis Clifford-Flower won the 1500m & Hurdles,
Sam Richmond the 100m & 200m,
Mille Boardman and Alina Nuta the Discus,
Chris Thorns the Hurdles,
Molly Barton the High Jump,
William Heard 600m,
Persephone Sparrow the 600m,
Lydia Duke the Shot,
Amy Brimacombe the Javelin,
Alex Hellyar the Javelin,
Zoe woods the 80m Sprint,
Emma Rivers the 100m Sprint,
Rosie Hellyar the 800m.
A total of 17 first places!! An outstanding achievement.
There were many more pupils who came 2nd or 3rd in their event and even more who challenged themselves and beat their personal bests on the day.
All of the above pupils have been selected to represent the ISA South West Team on Monday 17th June at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham at the National event.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the athletes and thank you to all the staff and parents who made the day run so smoothly.