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Year 3/4 Sports hall Athletics Team

 

On Friday 27th January 2017, the Year 3/4 Athletics team competed in the Duston Cluster Sports hall Athletics Competition. With a strong squad of 12, the team were well practiced and ready to put their hard work from afterschool club practices into action. The competition had all the major indoor Athletics events, including the 1 x 1 relay, 2 x 2 relay, 4 x 1 relay, the 6 lap paarlauf, the obstacle relay, the standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, javelin and chest push. Each athlete competed in both a track and field event and their points were totalled up throughout the competition. Finishing either 1st or in the top 3 in everyone of the track events the team went into the field events section of the competition confidently. They all performed brilliantly in the field events against some very strong opposition but they did not give up and threw and jumped the best they could. As the competition drew to a close, all of the 10 schools involved sat patiently waiting for the results to be read out. St James came 2nd! The team was so happy with the result and Miss Meyler was so pleased that they had fun and performed so well. Well done everyone!

Team: Deliaus, Fahima, Manal, Julia, Annamiah, Eren, Shantelle, Bradley, Leighton, Naathim, Daniel and Eve.

 

Year 5/6 Sports hall Athletics Team

 

On Monday 23rd January 2017 the Year 5/6 Athletics Team took part on the Level 2 School Games Sports hall Athletics Competition. As the demand was high for schools entering the event, two competitions were held at the same time at different venues. With the two teams that won the separate competitions going through to the Level 3 country event.
The competition had all the major indoor Athletics events, including the 1 x 1 relay, 2 x 2 relay, 4 x 1 relay, the 6 lap paarlauf, the obsatcle relay, the standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, javelin and chest push. Each athlete competed in both a track and field event and their points were totalled up throughout the competition. St James were off to get start with winning and coming either 2nd or 3rd in the track events at the start of the competition. They then competed in the field events against some very strong schools. But as always, St James did not give up and performed as best they could. The results were not announced on the day of the competition so Miss Meyler and the team waited for the results. St James came 5th out of the 23 schools that entered the competition. The team were overwhelmed with how well they had done! Miss Meyler was so proud of the team for persevering and never giving up!

Team: Andre, Andy, Aleksandr, Morgan, Mia, Jayda, Catherine, Jamaal, Celia, Halima, Fabian and Ashton.

Individual results can be found by clicking the link below.

http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/files/33202/overall-results.pdf

 

The Year 5/6 team also took part in the Duston Cluster Sports hall Athletics Competition on Friday 3rd February 2017 at The Duston Secondary School. The same format was used in the previous competitions. A slightly different team was chosen for this competition as the entry squad could be larger with 12 children per team. Throughout the whole competition the team performed excellently, winning a lot of the track races and trying their best in the field events. As the competition came to a close, the 10 Cluster school sat patiently waiting for the results to be announced. St James had won! The team were overwhelmed and were so happy for each other as they knew everyone worked so hard earning points for the team not just themselves! Miss Meyler was so happy and proud of the team!

Team: Ansel, Jayden, Jamaal, Andy, Nihat, Mikey, Celia, Morgan, Jayda, Naomi, Mia and Halima.

 

 

On Wednesday 24th May 2017 the Year 5/6 Athletics Team took part in the School Games Level 2 Quadkids Athletics Competition at the new Athletics Track at Moulton College. The team competed in the 600m long distance race, 75m sprint, Howler Throw, and the Standing Long Jump against nearly 30 other schools. The team performed brilliantly across all of the events, finishing in the top three in nearly all of the races and showed excellent skill and technique in the field events. The results were not announced on the day but later on in the week the team found out that they had come 7th out of 29! Huge congratulations to the whole team!

Team: Celia, Mia, Morgan, Naomi, Halima, Andy, Andre, Jamaal, Fabian and Aleksandr.

Click the link below to see the results.

http://www.northamptonshiresport.org/news/2017/05/level-2-year-56-quadkids-athletics-competition1