IT WAS a golden day for King’s Ely athletes on Saturday (12) when the KE team won 19 medals at the Cambridgeshire Athletic Association Championships in Peterborough.
Students from King’s Ely Junior and Senior took home 11 gold medals as well as six silver and two bronze, setting a new record for the school.
Out of the 26 athletes who took part, pride of place goes to the three double gold medal winners: Freia Gould, Millie Oddi and Rasul Mohsumov. All three had to dig deep to win their events against tough opposition, two of whom were competing against older athletes.
Freia successfully defended her Cambridge Athletic Association Under 13s High Jump title with a jump of 1m 30cm as well as taking gold in the Discus. In the Under 17s, Rasul also claimed victory in the Discus with a remarkable throw of 33m 65cm. He then went on to win a second gold medal in the Shot, throwing a distance of 12m 43cm. Millie took the top spot in Triple Jump and Long Jump for the Under 15s, with a 9m 39cm jump in the Triple and 4m 31cm in the Long Jump.
Head of Athletics, Richard Powell said: “The school is delighted with the commitment, ability and attitude shown on the day and would like to congratulate all of the students who took part. All King’s Ely athletes put in excellent performances, including those who did not win a medal.
“The results are particularly impressive because of the wet weather the country has been having, which has made training for some athletic events very difficult.”
King’s Ely results:
Joe Lines: 1st in Javelin, 1st in Discus
Flavia Kumar: 2nd in Long Jump, 5th in 400m Hurdles
Rasul Mohsumov: 1st in Shot, 1st in Discus
Elric Doswell: 1st in Triple Jump, 2nd in Long Jump
Simon Kumar: 1st in High Jump, 4th in Javelin
Georgia Baynes: 2nd in Discus, 5th in 300m Final
Gemma Gow: 3rd in 200m Final, 3rd in 100m Heat
Harry McWilliam: 4th in 1500m Final
Emily Grapes: 4th in 800m Final
William Stephens: 6th in 400m Final
Millie Oddi: 1st in Triple Jump, 1st in Long Jump
Claudia Law: 1st in Javelin, 6th in 800m Final
India Baynes: 2nd in Triple Jump, 6th in 300m Heat
Carolina Girones: 2nd in High Jump
Ben Taylor: 2nd in High Jump
Francesca B-Tait: 4th in 100m Heat, 4th in 200m Heat
Cieran Carolan: 4th in Discus, 4th in 200m Heat
Oscar Sullivan: 4th in Shot Putt, 6th in 200m Heat
Alice Harris: 6th in Hurdles Final, 6th in 200m Heat
Gemma Dyer: 10th in 800m Final, 7th in High Jump
Freia Gould: 1st in Discus, 1st in High Jump
Lauryn Sandland: 3rd in 100m Heat, 5th in 200m Heat
Rebecca Daniel: 3rd in 800m Final
Sally Kim: 5th in Javelin, 5th in 800m Final
Oliver Hutchinson: 6th in 800m Final, 9th in Long Jump
Angus Hutchison: 7th in 800m Final