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Competitors impress Olympian athlete at Sports Day

Olympian and Old Stopfordian Ross Millington presented the awards at this year’s Senior school Sports Day.

Competitors from First to Fourth Year took part in a range of sports including long jump, javelin and discus as well as a number of sprint events.

Despite a torrential downpour midway through the day the pupils put on a great show of athleticism as they represented their respective houses.

In the First Year events Arden (251) came out on top followed by Warren (247), Vernon (220) and Nicholson (201).

For the Second Years Warren (276) finished first with Arden (248.5) second, Nicholson (225.5) third and Vernon (202) fourth.

Nicholson (253) claimed their first top place finish in the Third Year category with Warren (244), Arden (243.5) and Vernon (223.5) coming in behind.

In the Fourth Year category Warren (288) claimed their second top place finish with Vernon (270.5) getting their best placing of the day with second. Arden (214) were third and Nicholson (191.5) came fourth.

This meant that the winners of the T.J. Anderson Trophy (awarded to the House that has accrued the most Athletics Standards points) was Warren with a total of 1055 (Arden got 957, Vernon 916 and Nicholson 871).

The Athletics Challenge Bowl for the winning House on Sports Day was also won in 2016 by Warren with 28 Fallow points.

Arden again finished second with 22, Nicholson came third with 16 and Vernon finished fourth with 14.

Individual winners on the day were:

  • First Year Girls’ Victrix Ludorum – Daisy Keigher (Warren)
  • First Year Boys’ Victor Ludorum – Abid Rahman (Warren)
  • Second Year Girls’ Victrix Ludorum – Chloe Almond (Warren)
  • Second Year Boys’ Victor Ludorum – Matt Cooper (Warren)
  • Third Year Girls’ Victrix Ludorum – Francessca Cooke (Arden), Pippa Crook (Nicholson), Daisy Hanson (Warren)
  • Third Year Boys’ Victor Ludorum – Sam Shilton (Arden)
  • Fourth Year Girls’ Victrix Ludorum – Annabel Tordoff (Vernon)
  • Fourth Year Boys’ Victor Ludorum – Dillon Roberts (Nicholson)

The delighted winners shook the hand of and received their awards from former pupil Ross Millington who is on his way to Rio to take part in the Olympics. Ross, who left the school in 2008, took time out of his training schedule to congratulate everyone involved and who knows, some of the winners from this year’s Sports Day might be taking part in the Olympics in 2024!