Lucky number 7 for Waconian athletes

CHS’s Sport success continues for the Senior School Athletes who have achieved not 1, but 7 competition records!

In the initial round of the Stockport Athletics Championships our active pupils excelled, picking up three championship victories and three new records.

Senior School pupil Maya set the School record for the Year 8 1500m at 5 minutes and 24 seconds, Orla for the Year 8 Javelin throw at 25.06 metres and Leila for the Year 9 Javelin throw at 27.78 metres.

CHS Teacher of Sports Science & PE, Mr Dan Brooks-Barnes said: “It was a brilliant day, where our pupils were able to display their Waconian values of resilience and endeavour whilst demonstrating contribution to a team. The future is bright for our athletics teams.”

Following this success, Year 8 athletes received the news they qualified for the English Schools A Final. The boys’ team secured 5th place, while the girls’ team finished in 8th place, breaking four more CHS records along the way!

The CHS Year 8 boys’ 80m hurdles record witnessed two consecutive breakings within a span of five minutes. First, Billy broke a 7-year-old record, completing the race in 14.40 seconds. Shortly after, Joel raced to an astonishing time of 13.10 seconds, setting a new record.

Billy commented on the day: “Achieving success in the Northwest Final makes me feel so proud and proves to me that I can do anything I put my mind to.

Joel added: “I had only been doing hurdles for three weeks before the race, Mrs Bebbington showed me the technique and I got it straight away. I am really proud and happy that I did well.”

The competition continued with Daisy surpassing her own hurdle record by 0.2 seconds, completing the race in an impressive time of 13.70 seconds.

Maya once again showcased her talent in the 1500m race, matching her previous record with an equally impressive time of 5 minutes and 24 seconds. She also broke the School’s 1200m record earlier this season, with a time of 4 minutes and 13 seconds.

Maya said: “I feel really proud as I’ve been training for Sale Harriers throughout the winter trying to be ready for the athletics season, so it’s nice for my hard work to pay off.

Daisy commented: “I tried to train as much as I could and work on all of my weak areas leading up to the final.  There were ups and downs but when it came to the moment, I couldn’t have done better and felt great with my performance. A good win and a great final to never forget.