Great performances on a very hot day at South Leeds Stadium. Joe Gardner takes St. Mary's sprinting to new heights
Sports Day 2013 photo gallery (35 photos)
Our Sports Day on Tuesday July 9 2013 saw some great individual performances and four new school records were set.
The star performer was Joe Gardner, Year 7 Dickenson who set two new records. Joe's 100m time was the fastest ever recorded, at any age group at a St. Mary's Sports Day. The time of 11.69 seconds broke (by a very long margin) a record that had stood since 2006 by B Wainwright 11.9 seconds. As an indication of how fast Joe's 11.69 seconds is, the world record for a twelve year old is believed to be 10.86 seconds.
Joe Gardner also set a new Y7 triple jump record. He jumped 10.53m, which broke by 79cm W Darby's record that had stood since 1989! Well done Joe, please break more records in the future.
Francis Westhead, also Year 7, set a new 800m record of 2:36, which was very impressive in the very hot 27°C temperature. The previous record was 2:39, set in 2012 by John Cooper.
The final record was also in 800m. This time it was the Year 8 Boys race. Joe Young recorded a time of 2:27.65. This beat the previous record by a long margin. The previous record had stood since 2009, Niall Heaton 2:34.31.
Fisher won the overall Year 7 and Year 9 competitions. More won Year 8. Fisher are now the joint most successful form in the history of Sports Day because both Fisher and Gwyn have won 7 year titles.
Well done to the nearly 600 pupils who competed!
Commemorative Podium Photos
Mrs Chattoe and Year 12 students organised podium photos. 240 pupils were included.
Sports Day 2013 Podium Photos (54 photos)