Hall Cross are Indoor Athletics Champions!

Author: J WilsonPosted: 6th March 2020 13:01 HXPE1351

On Wednesday 4th March, a group of talented athletes across Y7-10 competed in the Doncaster Schools’ Indoor Athletics Championships. This is an annual event and Hall Cross are renowned for doing well.

Due to the closure of Lower School, we were missing a few key athletes, but it didn’t stop the teams pulling together in order to try and still put up a fight against the other schools. With 14 Doncaster schools competing, there was some very tough competition out there for our students to contend with.

The U13 girls’ team was predominantly Y7’s, making them the youngest in the competition. Gracie, Oliwia, Annabelle and Madi, along with Y8’s Connie and Kia were nervous but raring to go. Connie was the first to compete in the shot putt, throwing a massive 9.78m to win the competition and break the school record! Oliwia was up next in the 400m, an event she hasn’t run before. She ran a strong race to win her heat comfortably. Gracie competed in the 800m, LJ and speed bounce. She came 2nd overall in the 800m, just missed the top 3 in the LJ and won her speed bounce. She shows great potential and we look forward to her future in athletics at Hall Cross! Madi then stepped up to compete in the 200m, coming a close 2nd in her heat and gaining valuable points for her team. Kia made her athletics debut at this competition and started with a win in her heat of the 60m sprint! She then joined Gracie, Madi and Oliwia to win their heat of the 4x100m relay. they qualified for the final and ran a fantastic race to become relay champions!

The U13 boys were sadly missing a few members and were only represented by Jayden, Chad and Daniels. This is the first time Daniels has competed in athletics for school and he demonstrated just how strong he is. He won his heat of the 200m and came 3rd overall int he triple jump. Chad threw 10.09m in the shot and won his 400m heat comfortably! Jayden ran a strong 60m and just missed out on the top 3 in the LJ. The boys worked well together and even managed to do the 4x100m relay, with Chad running a double lap! Well done boys for pulling together and gaining valuable points for the U13’s. Their efforts were rewarded when Hall Cross U13’s were crowned overall indoor champions!

The U15 teams were represented by Y9/10 students. Abbie began their campaign by winning her heat of the 400m comfortably. Tilly stormed to victory in her 60m, winning by a good length and gaining valuable points! Ruby ran in the 800m, coming 2nd overall and winning her heat by a significant amount. Kitty jumped 3.74m to come 3rd in the LJ and Tilly competed in the TJ, just missing out on first place. Martha ran a good 200m, securing more points for the team, coming 3rd in her heat. Ella competed in the shot putt, putting in a good performance for her team! Kitty, Tilly, Abbie and Martha won their heat of the 4x100m and qualified for the final, where they ran a strong race, but just missed out on the top 3.

The U15 boys were represented by Jude, Seb, Matthew and Cameron. Matthew stormed to victory in the 60m, with a time of 6.93 seconds, securing the 2nd school record of the day. Jude ran a very quick 200m, winning his heat and placing himself as a contender for first place overall. Seb ran a strong 800m, coming 2nd in his heat. Jude did TJ for the first time and gained valuable points for his team. Cameron ran a comfortable 400m, winning his heat and putting himself in a great position for points. The boys ran a strong relay heat, qualifying for the finals. They started off well with Jude running a strong first leg, he passed it to Seb who held on to pass to Cameron, who fought all the way, keeping the position to pass to Matthew on the last leg. Matthew received the baton in 4th place and managed to secure 3rd place overall on the finish line with a photo finish. For a depleted team, the boys did a great job!

At the end of the day, Hall Cross were crowned OVERALL INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONS! This makes us the best school in Doncaster for indoor athletics! Well done to everyone involved and thank you to those Y7/8/9 students who came in when school was closed in order to represent the school.

 

 

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