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School Sport: Coopers secure track treble

09:00 30 May 2014

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Coopers Coborn pupils claimed a notable treble in recent athletics events.

A total of 26 teams were involved in the Outdoor Schools Cup at Lee Valley, with the year seven girls producing an excellent display to come out on top in their category.

The B team finished in an excellent sixth place and the year eight teams also shone against rivals a year older than them.

Coopers clinched another first place finish, while the B team took third to the delight of head of PE Helen Biscoe, who said: “The depth of our teams really shone through on the day with all girls pulling together in a remarkable display of dominance.

“It was a great event, set in superb facilities and has certainly given a confidence boost to the team as we prepare for the upcoming regional finals of the track & field cup.”

Coopers under-15 boys were also in superb form at Radley College.

Invited to compete against the likes of Abingdon, Bradfield, Dean Close, Eton, Rugby, Winchester, MCS, St Edward’s Oxford and Oratory School, the Upminster pupils topped the standings in style.

A new school record in the closing 4x100m relay of 48.1secs helped Coopers finish with 372 points, ahead of Eton (261) and Bradfield (255).

Mayowa Osunsami won the 200m in a new school record of 23.2 and took the 60m hurdles in 11.3, another school record and national standard time.

Haroon Bouazza dipped under 12 seconds for the first time in the 100m, finishing second in 11.9, while Adam Watson made his debut over the 400m distance and won in 55.5.

Ewan Green set a personal best of 30.40m to win the discus, while Oliver Morter won the 1,500m in 4.34 and Max Staines took the high jump honours with a clearance of 1.55.

Coopers claimed further B string wins thanks to Adam Watson (100m, 12.1), Sam baker (200m, 26.0), Flynn Astbury (800m, 2.20.1), Tom Keevil (1,500m,. 4.45.2), Harvey Addison (javelin, 30.05; discus, 29.05).

Assistant head Mark Duncan said: “It was a well deserved first victory for the team this outdoor season after being so close in previous events, including at Harrow last weekend.

“The passion and drive the team show for athletics is evident in their commitment to training and fantastic attitude when competing for the school. I look forward to seeing them progress even further in the remaining weeks.”

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