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 GroupStudentEventPosition
Year 7Kyah-Sarisse Marshall1500m2nd
Ava Treip800m2nd
Motunrayo Kukoyi300m2nd
Year 8Tilly Stevens-Cox1500m1st
India Adams800m1st
Ayu Pullenjavelin1st
Tyla Rae Fatoyinbohurdles2nd
Emily Walshdiscus2nd
Sabiha Chowdhurylong jump3rd
Year 9Sophie Harrishurdles1st
Sophie Harrislong jump1st
Ellie Osmond1500m1st
Amelia English800m1st
Eleanor Pressjavelin3rd
Zara Kurt-Ellihigh jump3rd
Year 10Grace Fullertonhurdles1st
Lauren Lawrencediscus1st
Evie Winterlong jump2nd

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.