Hampton athletes from across the year groups enjoyed success in a range of events at the recent Harrow School athletics fixture. A team of 29 Hamptonians took part in the interschool competition, which involved seven other schools from the local area competing across track and field disciplines throughout the day.
There were many inspirational performance across the event, with personal bests achieved and School records broken. In the Junior section, Third Year Alessandro Cardinale finished first in the high jump with an exceptional height of 1.60m, while classmate Marcus Solomon enjoyed a strong second place finish in the 1500m race.
Our Intermediate athletes also fared well across the track and field disciplines. Fourth Year sprinter Sam Moylan-Jones finished first in both the 100m and 200m events, his time in the shorter distance both a personal best and a new School record. There were also a series of superb second place finishes for Fourth Year Hamptonians – Jayden Oni in the 100m hurdles, Tom Deedman in the triple jump and Angus Hacking, who finished second in both the 400m and the javelin.
There was also success for our Sixth Form competitors, with a total of four individual Gold medals secured. Upper Sixth athlete Gus Carter finished first in the 400m race, which stands him in good stead to qualify for the English Schools’ Track & Field Championships for the third successive year. Stanley Cummings and Aaron Mills also won Gold, as well as achieving personal bests, in the 800m and 400m events respectively, with Aaron also coming first in the javelin. In his first appearance in a steeplechase event, Freddie Bate finished ahead of the competition with another personal best.
The day finished with a series of exciting relay events, culminating in a Gold medal secured by our Senior relay team of Gus, Stanley, Aaron and Freddie in a thrilling 4 x 400m race. The Sixth Form athletes not only achieved victory but also broke a long-standing School record, a fitting end to a successful day of competition for Hampton athletes.
Director of Sport, Mr Carlos Mills, who oversaw the Hampton team, was delighted with the performances across the day:
It was a great team effort from our athletes, with many Hamptonians trying out events for the first time in a competition. The Hampton athletes contributed to a very exciting day of competition, with personal bests beaten and School records broken, and the pupils were very positive and supportive of each other.
A special mention to our senior 4x400m relay team on their fantastic race and breaking a 19-year-old school record, a wonderful achievement.
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