Student success as Boswells enter national athletics first round
There was lots of student success as The Boswells School entered the first round of the English School National Athletics championships this week as several students broke long-standing school records. The school enters the Championships, held at Melbourne Athletics Stadium, every year and have had success in the past, and had success on both team and individual levels again this time round.
On an individual level, there was huge success for Oliver Jarvis and Luke Wojcik in their respective competitions as they finished as the top two performing individual students in the whole competition. Oliver broke a school record in the long jump, scoring 26 points for his jump of 6.18m, and ran a hugely impressive 11.3 seconds to score a massive 30 points for the Inter Boys team on his way to a tournament high 56 points making him the best performing male athlete on the day. There was also success for Luke as he scored 29 points in the hurdles and 25 in the shot put on the way to two school records of 11.1 seconds and 12.71m respectively, his 54 points making him the second best performing student in the Inter Boys competition.
From the girls’ teams, Emma Rattle beat the school high jump record for the third time in a month, including twice at the Championships. She beat the previous best of 1.51m she had set earlier in the term by going over both 1.53m and then 1.56m to set the new record, despite being a Year 9 student competing against Year 10’s in the Inter Girls event.
In the overall team competitions, the boys finished as runners-up in both the Junior and Inter events, as the Junior Boys scored a combined team total of 376 points, and the Inter Boys finished with 461 points in a very tough competition. The Junior and Inter Girls’ teams performed admirably on their way to finishing with 258 and 269 points respectively.
Head of Boys PE Jamie White said, “All of our athletes, boys and girls, performed exceptionally well throughout the whole day and really represented the school to the best of their ability in their events. It was great to have some team success and there was also some outstanding individual performances on the day as well.”
There is lots more athletics to come for the school with District Sports and Sports Day both round the corner, and students can get involved by attending any of the ongoing extra-curricular clubs throughout the week.