ISA Members Celebrate Their Successes From the National Athletics

27th June 2019

A big well done to all of the participants who took part in our National Athletics Competition on 19 June at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. You can see some of our schools achievements below:


Princethorpe College

Princethorpe’s medal haul included three Gold Medals. Year 7 Kate P finished first in the 1500m in a fantastic time of 5 minutes 30.82 seconds, Year 10 Molly M took Gold in the 800m in a super time of 2 minutes 24.31 seconds and Year 9 Ben H set a new national record in the 200m sprint in a supersonic time of 23.51 seconds.

Claiming a Silver Medal were Year 7, Sage W who ran the 70m Hurdles in a time of 13.39 seconds and five pupils who competed in relay teams representing the Midlands Region. Ollie F ran for the Midlands in the Year 7 Boys 4 x 100m relay helping the team finish in second place, and earning a Silver Medal, in a team time of 55.36 seconds. Then four Princethorpe Year 9 Girls, Eve F, Jess M, Evie P, and Molly W-T, represented the Midlands in the Year 8/9 4 x 100m relay claiming the Silver Medal in a stunning time of 53.55 seconds.

Year 9, Ed S took the medal tally to seven when he won a Bronze in the 80m Hurdles in a time of 13.18 seconds. He just missed out on a second medal with his jump of 1.50m, which placed him 4th in the High Jump. Evie P also finished 4th in the 75m Hurdles as did Mollie W-T in the 100m sprint.

Teacher Peter Bucknall, who accompanied the athletes to the Nationals, commented, “A huge well done to all of our athletes for an excellent performance. Our athletes responded so well to the competition they faced. Their tenacity, determination, good humour and genuine camaraderie made for a real feel good experience for the whole team, not just those who came home with medals.”

Ursuline Prep School

On the 19 June the five children that qualified to represent East Anglia, travelled to Birmingham to compete. They achieved some excellent results. Rosie Q came 3rd in the 600m, Lily Q 7th in the 60m sprint, Ben V 2nd in the 75m Sprint and Edward P 3rd in the 60m sprint. Joseph M came 2nd in the 600m race. Joseph was also extremely successful in the long jump, he not only took first place to become National champion but broke a 10 year record in the process.

Mr David Lewis, Head of Boys PE, who took the team to both events, is exceptionally proud of the team and what they have achieved. He said that it gave him great pleasure in presenting them all with their medals in front of the whole school community during the weekly assembly.

Rosemead Preparatory School

Miss King and five Rosemead children travelled up to Birmingham to compete in the ISA National Athletics Finals.

Jasmine and Lauren both did Rosemead extremely proud performing excellently in their events. These two will hopefully get the chance to go for a medal next year. Jessica was outstanding in her 600m race where each region had 2 competitors and she came close to gaining a medal, finishing in 4th place. Although she did not pick up a medal, she gave her all in the race, as she has done in her years at Rosemead. Hennie competed in the Year 5 girls ball throw, an event in which she came 2nd last year. This year Hennie went one better and claimed gold with an enormous throw of 38m (8m ahead of 2nd place).

All five children helped the London South team to finish in 3rd place overall. To have five children represent our school is a brilliant achievement in itself, but to have two of these five come home with two gold medals is truly outstanding. Thank you to Ms King who managed the whole of the London South team on the day. We are grateful to Ms King, Mrs Lawley, and Patrick, our Athletics Coach, who have been instrumental in our athletics success this year.Last year Ollie won the gold medal in the Year 5 boys high jump. This year competing in the Year 6 boys high jump was going to be an even harder task with much taller boys taking part. Amazingly, Ollie was able to repeat last year’s success with a jump of 1.37m and claim a gold medal.

Please contact Jennie Quillen if you wish to have your success listed on this feature.