Success at London Schools Athletics
We had ten pupils competing in the London Schools Athletic Championships at Battersea Park on 10 June, with the boys achieving four gold medals, one silver and two bronze between them.
Special mention must go to Casey Augustin in the Third Form, who won the Junior Boys 800m with a personal best (PB) of 2:05:87, narrowly missing the English Schools qualifying time by just .87 of a second. As if this wasn’t enough, Casey then went on to finish second place in the 300m sprint, achieving another Personal Best of 38:57 - missing gold by an even closer .02 of a second.
Fourth Former Dominic Ogbechie also did exceptionally well, winning gold in the Long Jump with a distance of 6.64m as well as the 200m sprint with a PB time of 22:09. He will now go on to represent London in the Intermediate Boys Long Jump at the English Schools Championships.
Dominic was then joined by Oluwole Orimoloye, Herbert Mensuoh and Julian Lewis Jnr in the Intermediate Boys Relay, with the boys bringing in another gold medal for the School with a time of 45:14.
Herbert Mensuoh continued the School’s success winning bronze in the Intermediate Boys 100m with another PB of 11:39, while Joseph Walshe McBride also won bronze in the Intermediate Boys 800m running a time of 2:07.
Congratulations also to Julian Lewis Jnr and Clayton Vincent who both got to the final of the Intermediate Boys 100m Final, as well as Justin Henry who got to the final of both the Junior Boys 100m and 200m sprint. Sean Oceng-Engena also performed extremely well, setting a personal best of 1.60m in the Junior Boys High Jump.
Three days’ later our youngest athletes travelled to Mile End for the Year 7 & 8 London Schools Athletics Championships. Once again our boys did brilliantly, with Sean Oceng-Engena winning first place in the High Jump setting a personal best of 1.62m with Michael Ogbechie just behind him achieving third place at 1.50m.