Girls’ Athletics gets off to a winning start at Hurst

Girls athletics at Hurst

Girls athletics at Hurst

  • Eleven schools visit Hurst College for track andd field events
  • Ali Crocker flew through the field to win the 80m hurdles by some distance
  • The Hurst seniors all put in solid performances and finished on 106 points
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Hurst hosted its largest ever athletics meet with 11 schools visiting for an afternoon of track and field events for junior, intermediate and senior competitors.

The Hurst juniors won their age category for the second year running, finishing on 139 points ahead of St John’s Leatherhead on 126 and Wellington College on 119. Katinka Carleton-Smith put in a great performance in the hurdles to finish second and after a superb sprint finish she won the 800m. Micki Scott picked up two 2nd places in the discus and shot put and Arabella Beattie was runner-up in the Javelin, high jump and 300m.

The intermediate girls had a close competition; Hurst scored 137 points and were just being beaten into second place by Cranleigh on 139, with Wellington taking 3rd place with 131. Ali Crocker flew through the field to win the 80m hurdles by some distance, Catriona Jamieson threw the Javelin further than any competitor (including the seniors) to secure maximum points. Sylvie Withycombe and Jess Emens were both narrowly beaten to 2nd place in the 300m and 1500m respectively and in the penultimate race, our inter relay team (Ali Crocker, Jess Emens, Jemma Murphy and Annie Frost) flew round the track to win in a great time.

The Hurst seniors all put in solid performances and finished on 106 points. This age group was won by Brighton College on 146 ahead of Cranleigh with 132 and Epsom 131. Skye O’Shaughnessy came 2nd in the 3000m and just half an hour later put in a great performance to win the 800m.

The overall results were close and after sitting in second place behind Brighton College for most of the afternoon, the Hurst girls were delighted to finish first, for the first time ever, on 383 points, one point ahead of Brighton on 382 with Wellington showing consistency across all age groups to finish third on 365.

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