Recorss tumble at school’s most successful sports day

A crowded podium as some of the Buxton Community School sports day winners line up.
A crowded podium as some of the Buxton Community School sports day winners line up.

A staggering total of 27 records were broken at the most successful sports day held in the history of Buxton Community School.

As the sun shone, the records tumbled across all four year-groups at the College Road school in what was an amazing achievement by its talented athletes.

Successful competitors show off their certificates on the podium.

Successful competitors show off their certificates on the podium.

In year seven, Holly Booth set the trend by breaking a record that had lasted 19 years in the discus thanks to her winning throw of 19.50 metres.

Other year-seven records were smashed by Cayetana Charmorro Gormez in the triple jump with a leap of 7.15 metres, by Luke Guise also in the triple jump weith a leap of 7.48 metres, and by the girls’ relay team of Matilda Anderson, Niya Redfern, Rachel Dranfield and Isabella Moss.

The year-seven overall champions were Ellis Bradley for the boys and Marissa Jackson for the girls.

In year eight, the star of the show was Lauren Wilshaw, who lowered three records, in the 800m (2.38.10), triple jump (7.58m) and 1500m (5.26.18), to be crowned girls’ champion. Nathan Parker was the boys’ champion after setting a new best for the long jump of 2.58m.

Some of the athletes who made it on to the podium at the sports day of Buxton Community School.

Some of the athletes who made it on to the podium at the sports day of Buxton Community School.

No fewer than 11 records went in the year-nine events, spearheaded by girls’ champion Nell Tolley in the triple jump (6.60m) and 200m, where her time of 28.78 was the best for 19 years.

Records lasting 21 years and 20 years were hammered by boys’ champion Eddie Fenton in the 100m (11.84) and 200m (24.31), while Frankie Heathcote also set two new bests, in the triple jump (9.98m) and 300m (44.00).

Abbie Fryer-Winder broke the record for the 800m (2.41.09), Katie Taylor for the shot (8.00m) and Ruby Burton for the 300m (49.93), while the relay teams of Tolley, Nicole Johnson, Victoria Carrington and Ellie Fellows for the girls, and Jack Hodgkins, Oliver Baker, Liam Hooper and Byron Masterson for the boys also set new fastest times.

The day was capped by the displays of year-ten athletes, headed by Dan Howarth, who set new records in the triple jump (9.46m) and long jump (2.61m) and was part of the boys’ relay team, alongside Wiktor Kala, George Middlewood and Jack Kearney, that clocked a new best time, cracking a 20-year-old record.

Boys who made their mark on the sports day.

Boys who made their mark on the sports day.

The boys’ champion was Chris Sollis, while the girls’ champion was Heather Wilshaw, who broke a 19-year-old record in the high jump (1.34m) and was in the relay squad with Sosseh Badje, Elle Turner and Helena Dewick that posted the fastest time for 12 years.

Other records fell to Badje in the 300m (50.62), Joe Graham in the discus (31.19m) and Dewick in the triple jump (6.44m).