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Sports Report – May 2019

Mr Harris, Joint Curriculum Leader: PE, writes:


Sports Report May 2019Congratulations to Louise Grenfell (8BM) in continuing her path to becoming the next Jessica Ennis after taking part in the County Individual Pentathlon in Stevenage. Louise came 6th overall despite competing one year down from everyone else in the competition. She also set a PB of 2mins 24seconds in the 800m in the event. Louise has also been selected as a reserve in the county individual squad, again competing a year below all other athletes. Well done!

Year 10 County Trials

Good luck to Alex Khan (10H) who has made it through to the 3rd round of County Football Trials which took place on Friday 24th May. Alex has been selected in the top 30 players within Hertfordshire after two trials already.  Good Luck!

Girls Rounders

The girls’ rounders competitions have started this term and Stanborough, as always, are looking strong in many year groups. The Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 team completed a quadruple at Ridgeway.  Three out of the four games were very close but Stanborough managed to gain the win by one rounder. The Year 9 team however won slightly more comfortably winning 17.5 – 3. Holly Clayton was the stand out performer for the girls on the night, however all students who took part were amazing as always! The Year 10s finished 4th in their competition against all other schools in the district.  A great effort.

There are many more fixtures coming thick and fast this half term, good luck to all the girls taking part!

County Athletics

Stanborough’s talented athletes have started their County League season. This is an opportunity for students to compete and test themselves against the best schools in the county, many of whom are private schools. After three rounds (Ware, St Albans and Stevenage) there have been many notable individual performances including Louise Grenfell who has impressed in 800m and high jump; Bailey Cripps has continued his fine performance with the javelin; Archie Jennings in hurdles; Ollie Parsbey in 400m and shot putt; Isobel Wilkins and Jasper Pruessner in high jump; Matthew Tanner in 100m; Aiden Wadley in 1500m; Thomas Pruett in javelin and Stephen Bates in 200m and long jump. Well done to all who have taken part so far! On the team event the Year 10s are currently topping the Stanborough teams.  They are sitting in 12th place overall and could sneak into the top 8 and finals day if they have a good end to the season. Congratulations to all students who have taken part, the commitment they have shown is amazing as many events do not finish until 7pm and they have shown a great attitude in all weather conditions!