Senior athletics team triumphs at Lewisham schools trials

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Sydenham High’s senior school athletes have triumphed at the Lewisham athletics trials, to select a team for the London Schools championships, by winning the whole event.

The trials, which involved 14 schools and was held at Crystal Palace on Thursday 11 May, saw the school’s year 7-10 athletes delivering exceptional performances to scoop no less than 17 podium places.  Here are the full results:-

Year Group Student Event Position
Year 7 Kyah-Sarisse Marshall 1500m 2nd
Ava Treip 800m 2nd
Motunrayo Kukoyi 300m 2nd
Year 8 Tilly Stevens-Cox 1500m 1st
India Adams 800m 1st
Ayu Pullen javelin 1st
Tyla Rae Fatoyinbo hurdles 2nd
Emily Walsh discus 2nd
Sabiha Chowdhury long jump 3rd
Year 9 Sophie Harris hurdles 1st
Sophie Harris long jump 1st
Ellie Osmond 1500m 1st
Amelia English 800m 1st
Eleanor Press javelin 3rd
Zara Kurt-Elli high jump 3rd
Year 10 Grace Fullerton hurdles 1st
Lauren Lawrence discus 1st
Evie Winter long jump 2nd

A large number of Sydenham High students are therefore set to represent Lewisham at the London Schools athletics event later in the term.

Earlier in the week the year 8 rounders team defeated all-comers to take the Lewisham title for the second year in a row.

The first Headmistress’s commendations of the term have also gone to athletes:  Tilly Stevens-Cox, (year 8), who in an athletics competition on 8 May not only won her 1500m race, but also beat her personal best, and Francesca Dinsdale (year 9) for outstanding achievement in netball.  Francesca recently played as goal attack in the ‘Rising Stars Junior League’ for Raiders and her team won.  Not only did the team win gold medals but Francesca was also named player of the match.

Headmistress’s commendations are a new school award.  They are presented personally by Mrs Woodcock to pupils who have achieved something exceptional in their academic work, in a co-curricular pursuit or in other areas of their daily lives.