In the individual events, juniors Hayden Christian and Nico Luckman (80m hurdles), intermediate athletes, Gus Carter (300m and long jump) and Daniel Townend (high jump), were selected to represent Middlesex in the inter-county championships. Second Year pupil Hayden has also been confirmed in the Middlesex squad for the English Schools’ Championships.
In combined events, Hayden and Nico along with intermediates Louis Middleton and Neo Sukhraj-Hammerl, represented Middlesex at the South East Schools’ Championships. Louis will now compete in the English Schools’ Combined Events Championships in September.
Our intermediate boys took victory in the 100m hurdles at the prestigious Achilles Relays in Oxford and our junior athletes competed strongly in the English Schools’ Cup, finishing fourth in the South East final and narrowly missing out on a place in the national final.
A total of 104 Hampton oarsmen competed in the 2019 National Schools’ Regatta, with five of the A boats and three B crews reaching their respective finals. Congratulations to the 3rd VIII and the J16 2nd VIII on their well-deserved Bronze medals.
Plaudits also go to the 1st VIII on their win at the Reading Amateur Regatta and the two J16 coxed fours who took first and second place at the Marlow Town Regatta.
In the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, the 1st VIII were drawn against St Paul’s School, USA on the first day of Henley Royal Regatta. Despite a valiant and determined effort, the Hampton rowers were narrowly beaten by the American crew. With many of the oarsmen still in Lower Sixth, the signs are promising for the 2019-20 rowing season.
Our Senior tennis team did superbly well to reach the semi-finals of the Glanville Cup beating Ewell Castle School and Claremont School before falling short in a tied-match shoot-out against St George’s.
In the Surrey Festival, the Senior side, although beating Reed’s School in their group, narrowly lost to them in a re-match in the final despite playing some superb tennis along the way. Perhaps the most impressive performance came from our U14 tennis players who twice came back from the brink in matches to lose to Ewell Castle School in the final of the competition – an impressive feat!
In the Surrey League, almost every year group made it to finals day of the competition this year. The Senior side, missing many players post exams and through injury, came third in the competition; the U15 side won, with a brilliant victory against Reed’s School in the semi-finals and then against St George’s in the finals; the U14s narrowly missed out on third place and the U13s lost in a close semi-final match with Reed’s School, but then went on to finish third by comfortably defeating Trinity School.
Both the U13 and U15 tennis teams won their respective groups in the Team Tennis Competition and now progress to the semi-finals and potential regional finals at the start of the next academic year.