Town Sports 2016
On Saturday 9th July athletes from Stonebow competed in the annual Loughborough Town Sports competition held at Loughborough University track. Thankfully the heavy rain in the morning gave way to sunshine and a warm afternoon.
First on the track to represent Stonebow was Finlay Cheetham in the 400m. It was a very competitive race but Finlay competed well to finish 13th. Next on the track was the 800m events which saw Maxim Manokhin and Elise McGhee compete in the Year 6 races. Maxim set off quickly with the front runners and manged to hang on to a well-deserved 7th place. Elise was also part of a very competitive Year 6 race and finished 15th.
Whilst the track races were in progress the throwing events took place on the infield. Josh York competed in the Year 4 boys' event and narrowly missed out on a medal by finishing in a superb 4th place, with another year left in this age group.
Molly Parker also competed in the throwing event and improved her distance in each round to finish in an excellent 5th place.
Finally, it was the turn of the Year 5 boys' throw where Andrew Chesca took an early lead with a long throw. Through each round he continued to improve on his performance and in the final round he threw his furthest distance, making him the winner of the event and over 5 metres clear of the rest of his competitors.
After the field events, we turned our attention back to the track events, beginning with the 50m heats. Isabel Tebbutt qualified for the Year 4 girls' final by finishing 2nd in her heat and then placed 5th in the final, which was an excellent performance.
In the Year 4 boys', Joseph Wilson narrowly missed out on a place in the final by finishing in 3rd place in his heat, but he still ran an excellent race.
In the Year 5 boys' 50m heats, Archie Bryan ran a brilliant heat to finish 2nd and qualified for the final. In the final he continued to run well and finished a brilliant 3rd place and took his place on the podium.
In the 75m sprint events Roman Manokhin had previously watched his brother in the 800m and used this to motivate him to run well in his event. He finished 6th in a very fast heat, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.
In the Year 5 boys' 75m heats, Ugo Oliukpe ran a determined heat to finish in 2nd place, qualifying him for the final. In the final he ran another great race to finish in 3rd place and after being presented with his medal took his place on the podium too.
All of the athletes who took part proudly represented Stonebow and competed well for the school. A special mention must go to Andrew Chesca for his stand out performance of the day, convincingly winning the Year 5 boys' throwing event. I would also like to thank all of the parents who came along to support the event.