Athletes Smash School Records

It was sporting success and record smashing for pupils of Royal Alexandra and Albert School at the South Surrey District Sports Athletics Championships. On 12th May pupils from the School competed in District Sports held at K2 in Crawley.

The competition saw some of the school’s most talented young athletes shine in their chosen events. Pupils from the School did well in all of the different age divisions, but particularly so in the Intermediate Boys category for Year 10 and 11 pupils, where the school came first, fifty-four points ahead of their nearest rivals. The school’s Intermediate Boys were finalists in all of the events and placed in first, second or third in nine of the thirteen events.

Two standout performances came from Year 11 pupils Steven Martin-Nwankwo and Abdul-Razaq Mamudu. Steven and Abdul set new school records and won the 200m and 100m races, respectively. Steven said of the day, “I really enjoyed breaking a school record and being part of the relay team. After half-term I’m going to be training hard at home for the Surrey County Championships. I want to do well there, too.” More school records were broken by Silver Franscois in the 200m race in the Year 9 Boys category, and Funmi Morgan in the discus for the Intermediate Girls.

As a result, thirteen pupils from the School were selected to represent the District at the Surrey Schools County Championships on 11th June at Kingsmeadow Stadium, Kingston.

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis commented on the school’s success at District Sport, “Sport is incredibly important at our School and we fully encourage children to be active and take part in a wide range of sports. We have some very talented athletes at our School and they work hard to improve their skills and technique. Our pupils did very well in District Sports and I look forward to seeing them achieve sporting success at the County Championships.”

26 May 2016

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