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14 records broken on Sports Day

Thu, Jun 13th, 2024
Worth School

An amazing 14 records were broken on Sports Day, including new bests in four Senior Girls’ events, as students showed their talent, grit and determination.

A full list of new records has now been made available and the new Senior Girls’ records set were 1,500m (6.08.47), long jump (4.96m), discus (18.68m) and triple jump (9.62m).

In the Inter Girls events, new bests were set for the 300m (46.65) and triple jump (9.15m), while for the Year 7 and 8 Girls there was a new record set in the 300m (54.22).

For the boys, there were four news Inters records including two by one boy in the 200m (23.44) and 400 (53.75). The others were in the 100m (11.22) and shot put (11.32m).

A new Senior Boys shot put record was set at 11.76m while there were two records broken in the Year 7 and 8 events – in the 100m (12.75) and 300m (42.66).

The oldest individual record still standing is the Senior Boys’ 400m which was set in 1988. The next two oldest are the triple jump records set by Larry Achike in 1989 (Inters) and 1993 (Seniors). Larry went on to compete in the triple jump at two Olympic Games, two European Championships, two Commonwealth Games and two World Junior Championships. He won gold in the 1994 World Junior Championships and the 1988 Commonwealth Games.

Well done to all our new record holders.

Read more on Sports Day 2024 here.