It was a festival of athletics at the AKS Annual Senior Sports Day which saw school records broken and a host of personal best performances as all pupils participated in up to four individual events to not only gain valuable House Points but also in their quest to be crowned the Champion of their year.
Top performance of the day came in the Year 9 boys discus competition where William got into the school record books throwing a superb 35.08m to not only smash the school record by 10m but also beat the Arnold/KEQMS Allcomers record, which has stood since 1995.
Also in the throwing events Year 7 Evie set a Yr 7 AKS Javelin record with a throw of 18.54m whilst Jessica equalled the Year 7 High Jump record with a leap of 1.15m.
On the track there was a host of great performances the pick of which was in the Year 8 100m where another superb run from County Champion Jeremy saw him break the AKS record with a time of 12.4, missing out on the all comers record by just 0.4 of a second.
The action packed afternoon saw every pupil gaining points for their house and the contest to become Champion House was one of the closest for many years. At the end of the day Salmesbury were crowned Sports Day Champions winning by just 15 points ahead of Leighton.
In addition to House Champions the pupils also gain individual points for the events they participate in to go towards the Individual Champion Awards. With pupils allowed to participate in two track and two field events the individual winners were true all-round athletes and they were : Year 7 Girls Pryanka Year 7 Boys Finnian Year 8 Girls Olivia Year 8 Boys Tom Year 9 Girls Joint Prisha & Ziv Year 9 Boys Mitchell Year 10 Girls Hannah and Year 10 Boys Chris.
Overall a superb day of athletics enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents.
Overall Champion House Trophy
1st Salmesbury 756.5pts 2nd Leighton 740.5 3rd Gawthorpe 643 4th Rufford 623
Yr. 7 Boys 1st Finnian 34pts 2nd Stanley 33pts 3rd Sam 30pts
Yr. 7 Girls 1st Priyanka 32pts 2nd Jessica 28pts 3rd Charlotte 26pts
Yr. 8 Boys 1st Tom 32pts 2nd Reece 28pts 3rd Jeremy 27pts
Yr 8 Girls 1st Olivia 30pts 2nd Lucy 29pts 3rd Beth 23pts
Yr. 9 Boys 1st Mitchell 34pts 2nd Jacob 31pts 3rd William & Joseph
Yr. 9 Girls 1st Ziv & Prisha 32pts 3rd Anna 28pts
Yr. 10 Boys 1st Chris 34pts 2nd Fraser 30pts 3rd Harry 25pts
Yr. 10 Girls 1st Hannah 34pts 2nd Sydney 30 3rd Nyah 22pts
Yr 7 Girls: Hurdles Grace 15.1s, 100m Lily 15.7s 200m Pryanka 33.3s 800m Jessica 2m59 & 1500m 6m22 Shot Katie 6.61m Discus Pryanka 18.69m Javelin Evie 18.54m Long Jump Lily 3.64m High Jump Jessica 1.15m
Year 8 Girls: Hurdles Lucy 14.9s 100m & 200m Olivia 14.1 & 31.0s 800m & 1500m Maddie 2m43 & 5m42 Shot Maggie 7.09m Discus Anna 19.71m Javelin Beth 17.40m Long Jump Lucy 4.04m & High Jump Olivia 1.20m
Year 9 Girls: Hurdles Ziv 15.1s 100m & 200m Prisha 14.3 & 31.3s 800m Poppy 2m50 1500m Anna 6m57 Shot & Discus Keira 8.08m & 16.70m Javelin Anna 16.60m Long Jump Prisha 3.89m High Jump Ziv 1.25m
Year 10 Girls: Hurdles & 100m Hannah 14.6s & 14.3 200m Sydney 32.9 1500m Keira 7m56 Shot Mia 6.84m Discus Grace 14.06m Javelin Tara 17.68m Long Jump Hannah 3.93m High Jump Nyah 1.35m
Yr 7 Boys: Hurdles Jigyanshu 15.8s, 100m Stanley 14.4s 200m Finnian 30.9s 300m Samuel 55.5s 800m Oliver 2m49 1500m Finnian 5m46 Shot Sam 6.87m Discus Stanley 8.66m Javelin Finnian 20.18m Long Jump Stanley 3.77m High Jump Sam 1.15m
Year 8 Boys: Hurdles Noah 13.6s 100m & 300m Jeremy 12.4 & 42.7s 200m George 29.6s 800m Thomas 2m46 1500m Harvey 6m15 Shot John 8.21m Discus & Javelin Reece 20.71m & 28. Long Jump Jeremy 4.86m & High Jump Thomas 1.20m
Year 9 Boys: Hurdles Jacob 13.5s 100m Mitchell 12.4s 200m Joseph 26.8s 300m Yash 45.5s 800m Jacob 2m26 1500m Yash Shot & Discus William Javelin Alexander 22.53 Long Jump & High Jump Mitchell 5.12 & 1.45m
Year 10 Boys: Hurdles Chris 100m Roman 13.0 200m Fraser 25.6s 300m Chris 45.1s 800m Harry 2m27 1500m Kyle Shot Ethan 9.85m Discus Toby 22.51m Javelin Harry 25.78m Long Jump Chris 5.32m High Jump Oliver 1.30m