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May 10, 2022

Achilles Relay Success

On Thursday 5 May, SPS Athletics Club had a successful day at this year’s Achilles Relays held at the Roger Bannister Stadium in Oxford.

First up was the Sandy Duncan Trophy. Our 4x100m U17 team was made up of Ka Lum Chew, Manny Dell, Jadon Ekpo and Alex Toledano (all Fifth Form). After a below-par heat where the boys finished 3rd, they took themselves off for some relay baton training and returned, feeling more confident and motivated to finish 2nd in the final losing out to Milfield School and running an impressive 46.4s.

Next up was the Bevill Rudd Trophy. Our 4x200m U17 team consisted of Connel Nelson, Jadon Ekpo, Timothy Hinkis and Alex Toledano. With the smoothest of changeovers, the boys finished 1st in a phenomenal 1.38.1s.

Our final event of the day was the Under 17 4 x 400m, also known as the Christopher Brasher Trophy. Our team consisted of Cameron McConnon, Fraser White, Rory McConnon, Benjy Street and Connel Nelson. Every boy pushed themselves to their absolute limits, finishing a superb final in 2nd place in a time of 3:45s.

 

This is an outstanding team achievement considering all the boys are a year young and will be able to compete in the same age group next year. All the boys involved made it a very proud day for the St Paul’s Athletics Club and are a credit to the school.

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