Sports Day 2013

Great performances on a very hot day at South Leeds Stadium. Joe Gardner takes St. Mary's sprinting to new heights

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.