ISA National Championships
Claires Court athletes had a very successful day when they attended the ISA National Championships at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham on Wednesday 29 June. The event was a tough competition for all the athletes, thanks to the monsoon style rains, probably the worst athletics conditions in living memory. Despite this the pupils came away with a great haul of medals.
In Year 4 Finn Keylock smashed the national record to win gold in the cricket ball throw with a distance of 51.95m. The Year 4 relay team of Jake Rogers, Harry James, George Crowe and Finn Keylock ran a superb relay to also come away with a gold medal. The Year 5 boys competed valiantly with a few 4th and 5th places and Sam Jackson jumped superbly well to win a silver medal in the long jump with a distance of 3.89m. The Year 6 the boys competed well with several great performances with Tom Molhoek bringing home a silver in the 150m and Will Keylock also with a silver medal in the cricket ball throw. Whether they won a medal or not all CCJB boys competed extremely well and were a real credit to the school. London West Junior Boys finished 3rd contributing to an London West winning the overall trophy for all year groups.
This year 17 girls competed at the ISA National Athletics Finals and amongst them they won 15 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals, a tremendous achievement. Huge congratulations to Robyn Watkins, Rachel Okoro and Riley Hopley who won all of their events and amassed nine gold medals between them (three each!). Riley also broke the ISA National Athletics long jump record, jumping 4. 20m. The 17 girls were selected from the London West competition to represent the area at the National Finals and together with girls from other schools ensured that their region won both the Junior Girls, Senior Girls and Overall Girls National Title. Many congratulations to all involved!
This year five Senior Boys took part in the competition and returned with an impressive total of seven medals. Harry Turner won gold in the 1500m, both Flynn Bayliss and Max Williamson won gold in the Javelin, Joe Stephen took silver in the triple jump and Ed Cameron impressively won a total of three medals; gold in the triple jump, silver in the 300m and silver in the 4x100m medley. Well done boys!