King’s Ely was represented by nine individual pupils at the prestigious Eastern Area Prep Schools’ Athletics Championships – one of whom qualified for the National Finals!

Talented athletes from fifty Prep Schools based in the East competed in the Championships, which were held at Bedford International Athletic Stadium on Friday, June 7th.

Team King’s was represented by:

Emily B – 100m
Alastair W – 800m and long jump
Joshua L – shot put and discus
Oliver C – 1,500m
Hayden S – 1,500m
Sebastien B – 100m and 200m
Raffi W – shot put
Eliana A – long jump
Ella W – 100m

Every pupil did themselves, their families and King’s Ely Prep proud, but a special congratulations has to go to Emily B, who achieved 2nd place in the 100m final, not only achieving a personal best of 13.5 seconds, but also earning her a place in the National Prep Schools Athletics Championships Finals, taking place in Birmingham on July 3rd!

Miss Michelle Bird, who is our Head of Athletics, said: “The Championships were spectacular, with the stadium packed under a bright, sunny sky. Competing against top athletes from fifty other Prep Schools in the region, Team King’s showcased exceptional talent and sportsmanship.

“The day was filled with fierce competition, and our pupils put in a tremendous effort across all events. Well done to all our athletes for their hard work and dedication. You made King’s proud with your remarkable performances. Good luck to Emily as she prepares for the Nationals – it is an outstanding achievement and we will all be cheering for her!”

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