Triple record breaker runs into school history books

Triple record breaker runs into school history books

10th July 2014


A TRIPLE record breaker raced into his school history books after setting the fastest track time for the third year in succession.

Luke Pike, of Thorne, smashed the Year 10 boys’ 1500m record by an impressive ten seconds at Trinity Academy’s annual sports day held at the Keep Moat Stadium, Doncaster.

The former Manchester City development squad footballer, who sealed his hat-trick of achievements in a time of 4 minutes 45 seconds, now holds the race record for Year 8, 9 and 10.

The result caps an impressive athletics year for Luke, 13, who represented South Yorkshire in the English Schools Cross Country Championships and also qualified to represent Doncaster in the South Yorkshire Athletics.

“I was really focused on trying to get the Year 10 record,” said Luke.

“I just had to concentrate on doing the same thing that I did in Year 8 and 9 but even faster this time.”

The sporting event, which played host to 210 pupils aged 11-16, saw even more records smashed in both track and field events as students battled for points for their house teams of Kings, Poets and Shepherds.

In Year 7 the boys ran the 1500m for the first time with Bevan Robson setting a benchmark for future years in a time of 5mins 54 seconds.

Thomas Graves capped an excellent day breaking the javelin record with a throw of 18.2m and Ellie Rowley finished the 200m in a new time of 32.59seconds.

Alix Young, in Year 7, also proved to be a star performer, finishing first in the javelin, second in the long jump and third in the 200m.

In Year 8 Ryan Pentland broke records in both the boys’ 800m and long jump with Jenson Harper smashing the shot putt record, adding over a metre to the previous best distance with a throw of 9.61m.

Megan Williamson set a new javelin distance of 18.20m to add to her Year 7 record set last year and Amy Barker set a new record in the discus.

Records tumbled in Year 10 with Jordan Mason completing the sprint double breaking the 200m record in a time of 24.91seconds.

In the girls’ competition Yasmin Mosby smashed the 800m record by over 30 seconds and also set a new best throw of 20m in the javelin.

The Kings house girls smashed the 4 x100m relay record by six seconds in a time of 54.04 seconds, and the Shepherds boys set a new record of 52.07 seconds in their relay race.

Head of PE at Trinity Academy Dave Potts said: “As ever our students really rose to the challenge of performing at their optimum level in pursuit of points for their house teams.

“Although we saw a number of individual star performances many students took one for the team by competing in events they were unfamiliar with or that weren’t their favourite events.

“This team spirit is what our sports day is all about and what makes it such a special occasion.”

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