Maddie Yr 10 & Amelia Yr 7 break records as AKS & Lytham enjoy an action packed evening of athletics
It was a very special day at AKS as we welcomed not only 6 athletics teams from Lytham High School to take part in an athletics match but also spectators on the sidelines for the first time since the start of the pandemic!! Over 150 boys and girls from the two schools provided the spectators with a superb evening of athletics as there were some great performances in the field events and some superb races on the track.
Star performer on the day was Yr 10 Captain Maddie B who led her team superbly with two record breaking runs in the 800m & 1500m. A winning time of 5 minutes 22.8 sec in the 1500m smashed the old record by 10 seconds and she then followed this up with a second win in a time of 2minutes 41.7 seconds in the 800m, another school record. Zara F was 2nd in the race and recorded a personal best time of 3minutes 03.8 secs.
Another record breaker was talented Year 7 athlete Amelia H who broke the Year 7 Hurdles and 100m record with superb times of 12.7s and 14.3s respectively while in the field Lilly G set an AKS Year 7 Javelin record with a throw of 13.30m
There were also a host of wins and personal bests for many athletes including Carly W in the Yr9/10 200m ( 29.7s), Olivia M in the Long Jump ( 4.50m) and Evie F in the Javelin (21.10m). Anya J had two good wins in the Shot ( 7.91m ) and Discus ( 22.54m ) and there were wins for Madi R in the High Jump 1.25m and Lucy B in the Hurdles 15.5sec.
In the Year 9/10 Boys competition talented athlete Rio G-P picked up a hat-trick of wins in the 100m ( 11.8s) , 200m (25.0sec) and long Jump 5.70m while there were wins for Reece G in the Discus ( 26.16m) , Max G in the Javelin ( 24.95m), Cameron M in the shot ( 9.58m) and Oliver T in the 1500m ( 5m12.9sec) .
The Year 8 Boys competition was closely contested with AKS coming out on top by just 3 points. Lytham dominated in the field events with wins in the Shot, Discus and Javelin but a hat-trick on wins in the hurdles (13.1s), 300m (46.9s) and Long Jump( 4.55m) by Tommy M and good performances by Harry B in the Hurdles ( 13.3s) and 200m ( 29.0s ) steered AKS to victory.
The Year 8 girls also enjoyed success with talented athlete Lalya W bagging a hat-trick of top finishes in the 100m ( 14.3s) 200m ( 31.0s) and shot putt ( 7.73m) while Lisa P secured two wins in the Hurdles ( 14.3s ) and 800m ( 2m45.3s) and a second place in the Javelin ( 16.50m ). Laura A won the High Jump with a great leap of 1.25m while Maddison A gained valuable points in the 100m ( 2nd 14.4s) 200m ( 2nd 32.0s) and Long Jump ( 1st 4.18m ) .
Both Year 7 boys and girls squads enjoyed team wins and there were some excellent performances on the track and in the field events. On the track there were 800m wins for Hannah A ( 3m04.5s) and Joe A ( 2m49.6s) , Ella A won the 200m ( 31.2s) with Jack H winning the 300m ( 53.3s). In the field AKS provided both High Jump winners in Hannah A ( 1.15m) and Henry R ( 1.20m). Henry also triumphed in the Long Jump ( 4.20m) along with Charlotte L ( 4.05m) and Cody B won the Javelin ( 20.45m) with Ethan B winning the shot ( 5.96m )
Overall it was fantastic to see the school field buzzing with young athletes from AKS and Lytham all enjoying competing and giving of their best in every event. The event could not have been staged without the tremendous efforts of the staff from both schools and it was a superb collaboration to provide this competition for both pupils and spectators to enjoy.
Full results attached.