A record number of students from Lewes Old Grammar School will be going for gold this summer as they line up in next month’s ISA National Athletics finals as part of the London South team.
Twenty-five young sportsmen and women from Years 7 to 10 qualified for a place at Birmingham’s leading athletics venue, the Alexander Stadium, which is among the front runners to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The ISA regional trials, held at Norman’s Park in Bromley last week, saw powerful performances from all 36 LOGS competitors with decisive victories for Chloe Kornevall in the 800m and Piper Bull in the shot put. By the end of the day, LOGS’ tally had increased to 13 individual 1st places and two relay wins.
“It was a great achievement all round,” said teacher Hannah Thorpe. “The students really supported and encouraged one another. A number had the benefit of having previously taken part, including our four Year 10 girls, who have made numerous ISA finals. We’re particularly excited about Birmingham this year!”
Year 7: 1st – 100m Jess Powell; shot put Jess Powell; javelin Hector Summers. 2nd – 200m Hector Summers; 1500m Stan Pendered; high Jump Toby Brown; girls and boys relay teams. 3rd:1500m Mathilda Pratt.
Year 8/9 combined: 1st – 200m Chloe Kornevall; 800m Chloe Kornevall; high jump Charlotte Richardson; shot put Piper Bull; javelin Anouska Fairhurst; relay girls (Amelia Bioletti, Anouska Fairhurst, Charlotte Richardson, Chloe Kornevall). 2nd – 100m Oliver Simonetti; long Jump Oliver Simonetti; 800m Freddie Gander; 1500m Atticus Mohapi Dobouny; shot put Rohan Doyle; javelin Rohan Doyle; 800m Piper Bull; hurdles Charlotte Richardson; 400m George Cade. 3rd – boys relay.
Year 10: 1st – 100m Hannah Williams; javelin Hannah Williams; 200m Calysta Morris; long jump Calysta Morris; 1500m Maia Hardman; relay girls (Scarlett Fox, Maia Hardman, Calysta Morris, Hannah Williams).