15 Sports Day Records Smashed!
Having missed out on Sports Day in 2020 due to Covid, our athletes were keen to make up for lost time last week at Perivale Track. Competing in year group bubbles and with sports records and house points up for grabs, Years 7-10 led by Year 12 and the House Captains’ rallying cries, the NHEHS athletes wasted no time in bringing down those 2019 records!
First record to fall was in the hurdles, with Year 8 Morven P’s 12.59 seconds beating the old record of 12.76.
Morven was record breaking again in the 100m, taking the Year 8 100m sprint record of 13.56 by two hundredths of a second in the heats (13.54)! In Year 9 Rosie H ran a superb race to dip under the old record of 28.51 seconds with 28.43 and in Year 10, Maddie H also beat the existing record of 29.28 seconds with 29.13.
The 300m finals saw some fantastic running in the Year 8 and 9 categories, with Hannah P (47.55 seconds) breaking the Year 8 record of 48.25. Year 9 Ella M smashed the Year 9 record with 45.39 by 3 seconds down from 48.36!
Moving on to the middle distance, the Years 8 and 9 records also fell with some very strong performances. In the 800m, Year 8 Tasha B beat the existing record by 13 seconds, running 2 mins 30 seconds, down from 2 mins 43. Year 9 Rosie H broke her second record of the day by taking two seconds off the 800m time with her 2 mins 35 seconds.
In the 1500m, the Year 8 and 9 records both went, with Tasha marking her second record of the day, taking 24 seconds off the old record with her 5 mins 24 seconds vs 5 mins 48 secs. In Year 9 Nicola H ran a great race to beat the old Y9 1500m record by two seconds with 5 mins 32 secs.
Records were also broken all over the field events too.
Year 10 saw both Gen P (10.15m) and Leela L (8.85m) beat the 8.81m record. Gen’s triple jump is the best ever by an NHEHS girl for any age!
In Year 12, three athletes beat the old record of 7.09m – Sophie C (8.15m), Edith E (8.45m) and Isobel T (9.15m).
The throwers were also in their element, with several records broken here too.
Games Captain Sophie C threw a record 20.64m in the Year 12 Discus – beating the record of 19.61 by a full metre from 2019!
Year 9’s Uma S threw an excellent 23.6m to take the Year 9 record from 23.3m.
Year 12 – Several throwers beat the existing record of 22.4m, with Alice S equalling it, Eleanor R 22.81m, Jenny D 24.20m and Sophie C with an amazing 28.90! Sophie’s javelin throw was the best ever by an NHEHS athlete at sports day!
All those sessions on the astro and down at Perivale certainly paid off! Special mentions to Sports Captain Sophie C for breaking three records, plus Rosie H, Morven P and Tasha B for breaking two records each on the day.
No NHEHS Sports Day would be complete without the Tug of War, with Elliot taking the win – watch their celebrations here! Having already taken on new roles as MCs, track officials, marshals, coaches and even long jump pit rakers, the staff then took on the Year 12s at the traditional Tug of War and took a convincing win! Watch them in action here.
The final event of the day was the staff v Year 12 4 x 100m relay in Mr Cheney’s last ever race at Sports Day at school. Put on the anchor leg for the staff team of Mr Livings, Mr Seleiman, Miss Nicholas, could he bring home the baton in first? Watch here to find out. See our Instagram highlights and Sports Twitter for more images and videos.
We await the final scores to discover whether Hepburn, Elliot or Nightingale will win the Cup, plus also to hear which girls will be receiving the first ever Jessica Ennis-Hill Cup – awarded to the athlete in each year group with points given for event positions and record breaking!
We’ll find out more in the final assembly on Wednesday!