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School Sport: Coopers athletes on track

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 May 2014

Coopers pupils face the camera at their athletics fixture at Harrow

Coopers pupils face the camera at their athletics fixture at Harrow

Les Powell 17th May 2014

Students make good start to season

Copers Nick Shade at Harrow Copers Nick Shade at Harrow

Coopers Coborn’s athletes have been impressing at various events as the new season gets underway.

They dominated the first round of the Track & Field Cup at Chelmsford, where all students took part in two events to gain points for the team.

The junior boys came out on top with 449 points, while the junior girls won with 421, and the intermediate boys took first with 467, as the girls completed a clean sweep with 435.

Mark Duncan said: “It is a competition that encourages a climate of personal improvement which is so beneficial for motivation and effort. The Coopers students certainly rose to the challenge.”

“With over 100 students attending practises on some after school sessions we have been able to field several teams to the competitions we enter, which allows the maximum amount of people to take part.”

All four teams will compete in regional finals in June to try to reach the National finals.

*Coopers travelled to Harrow for their annual invitational fixture, which included a full programme of events.

Radley College, St Alban’s, St Edward’s (Oxford), RGS Guildford and Harrow also took part and Coopers recorded their best result in three years of attending the event, despite several students being absent due to exams.

The junior boys finished second in their group, while the seniors were third and the intermediate boys fourth, despite only having seven athletes available, which saw Coopers take second overall behind the hosts.

Under-19 Karl Tucker set a new school record in the 110m hurdles of 16.4secs, beating the old mark from 1988, to finish second and Nick Shade followed suit in the 2,000m steeplechase with second place and a second record of 7:08.5.

Mayowa Osunsami won his 200m in a school record of 23.3, adding victory in the 80m hurdles in a school record 11.4 for a national standard time.

The 4x300m relay team of Watson, Prior, Morter and Enye clocked 2:50.1 for another school record.

Haroon Bouazza won the under-15 100m in 12.0 and the triple jump with 10.69, while Watson took the 300m in 39.1.

Dan Gorsuch claimned the under-19 B high jump with 1.60m, while Jed Rimell took the B shot with 9.72 and Liam Batty won the under-17 javelin with 40.87.

Duncan said: “A great event was particularly poignant as it was the final sporting fixture for our Year 13 students.

“For seven years they have been fully dedicated to athletics at the school, being role models for the younger years, and ambassadors for the sport.

“Seven of the boys competing were part of the year eight team that reached the National Finals in 2009 and it was great for them to have this success in their final outing.

“I’m very grateful for their efforts over the years, they will certainly be missed, and we wish them every success for the future.”

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