Prep athletes march on to National Finals

Headington athletes were celebrating after recording a string of personal bests and winning medals in the Wessex Regional Athletics Championships

The contest took place on a day bathed in golden sunlight at the Kings Park Stadium in Bournemouth on Wednesday 12th June. For Headington Prep, it was a day of outstanding achievements, remarkable personal bests, and new records that will be etched in the annals of school history.

Emma T set the tone for the day with a gutsy performance in the 1500m, where she secured a commendable second place.

The excitement continued with the 4 x 100m Relay team, comprising Bella C, Esme M, Liv L, and Evie B. In both their heat and the final, the team delivered stellar performances, clinching 2nd place in both races. Their seamless baton exchanges and synchronised speed culminated in a team best time of 59.78 seconds.

Evie B was one of the stars of the day, not only contributing to the Relay team’s success, but she also dominated the Javelin event, claiming victory with a throw that set a new school record. In the 200m, she reached the final after a second place finish in the heats, finishing fourth overall with a personal best performance.

Esme M added to Headington’s medal tally with a brilliant second place in the Long Jump, recording a personal best of 3m 69cm.

Bella C demonstrated her sprinting prowess in the 100m, where she battled through the heats to secure second place, eventually finishing fourth in the final and achieving two personal bests along the way.

There was also a personal best for Rosie in the 800, her valiant effort placing her 14th with a new track personal best, reflecting her fantastic progress.

Head of Prep Sport Mr Jamie Vigano said: “The Wessex Regional Athletics Championships were a resounding success for Headington. Each athlete’s dedication, hard work, and sportsmanship shone through, making their school and teachers proud.

“With their eyes now set on the National Finals in Birmingham, this team’s journey of excellence and achievement is far from over. The Headington athletes have proven they are a force to be reckoned with and Birmingham awaits their indomitable spirit and competitive fire.”

Evie Barrett Javelin 24m62cm 1st
Emma Turnbull 1500m 5m48sec 2nd
Bella C, Esme M, Liv L, Evie B Relay 59.78sec 2nd
Esme M Long Jump 3m69cm 2nd
Rosie P 800m 3mins30sec 14th
Evie B 200m 30.9sec 2nd in heats, 4th in final
Bella C 100m 14.32sec 2nd in heats, 4th in final