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Athletes smash 50 academy records

Erin Kutyla, Anna Lowther, Teigan Nesbit, Rebecca Barton, Aliesha Watson and Katie Herron in a sprint race.

Erin Kutyla, Anna Lowther, Teigan Nesbit, Rebecca Barton, Aliesha Watson and Katie Herron in a sprint race.

Athletes from a Northumberland academy have rewritten the record books with one of their most successful sports days ever.

Students from Bede Academy in Blyth descended on Monkton Stadium in Jarrow, where they went on to smash 50 of their records in a variety of track and field disciplines.

Academy director of sport Simon McAree said: “The conditions were perfect for a day of outstanding performances and competition.

“Competitors tried their hardest and many were rewarded with personal bests and the honour of breaking school records.”

Impressive performances on the track at both sprint and long distance were rivalled in the field with fine displays of javelin, long, triple and high jumps, discus and shot.

Year 7 girls smashed records in the 4x100m, 800m, javelin and long jump, with the 1500m and the hurdles records both taken by Megan Bird.

And it was a similar story with the boys, with records tumbling in the hurdles, 100m, javelin and high jump.

Year 8 girls set new records in shot, discus and 4x100m, and the boys raised the bar with three boys, Taylor Glover, Cameron Williams and Lewis Richmond, putting in record-breaking performances in 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, high, long and triple jumps.

The Year 9 girls’ discus record was broken by Megan Ord while there were new records in the boys’ 800m and, by Cameron Manners, in the 100m and 200m.

The girls of Year 10 set new targets in 200m, shot, javelin, long jump and 4x100m while the boys outperformed previous years in the 200m, 1500m, javelin and long jump.

Year 12 boys and girls stepped up to the mark with records set in the hurdles, 100m, 300m, 400m, 800m, shot, discus, javelin, high, long and triple jumps, with Alex Robinson, Joseph Woods, Anna Smith and Abigail Barclay each taking two records.

 

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