5 records broken at our annual Sports Day at the John Charles centre for sport
Sports Day 2012 photo gallery (40 photos)
As usual our Sports Day on 12 July 2012 provided some thrilling performances and by the end of the day, 5 records had been broken. The Olympic theme of this year's event saw each form representing a country St. Mary's shares a link with. There was also an 'opening ceremony' with a national flag parade that culminated in Mrs Sayers declaring the event open by waving the Olympic Flag.
Year 9 pupil Chris Chavez-Cronin set two records. His 100M time of 12.06 broke the record of James Holland which had stood since 2004. Chris was also part of the Postgate 4 x 100M relay team that set a new record of 51.39 seconds, beating a record that had stood since 1984 by Mayne (51.50). 9 Postgate also broke this record when they were in Year 8 and Year 7.
Another Year 9 record was set by Luca Rizzello in the 400M. The time of 57.19 seconds broke Alex Fox's previous record, set in 2001 by a huge margin of over two seconds.
The other two records were broken in the Year 7 800M events by two promising distance runners. John Cooper's time of 2:39.00 broke the previous 2004 record by J Clarke by 4 seconds. Pauline Hall's sensational 800M time of 2:43.46 smashed the previous record by A Butterfield which had stood for 19 years by over 10 seconds.
The Sports Day 2012 display is in the corridor near M5.