On Monday 2nd July, the 2012 Coombe Olympics took place at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. All athletes had been training hard at athletics club prior to sports day and were excited about representing their houses. The procession team made beautiful banners and the helpers were fully knowledgeable about the events they were helping in. The rain came tumbling down throughout the day meaning only the competitors and helpers were able to attend sports day, but the wetness did not dampen the athletes spirits! Records were broken, cheers were loud and the Coombe Olympics had begun…..!
This was Year 7s first sports day at Coombe and they were fantastic! The Year 7s fully involved themselves in all activities and participated in track and field events to a very high standard. There were some fantastic individual performances from Shula Norman (7Mercury) who became a `double gold champion` by winning gold in the 100metre sprint and gold in the Long Jump. Isabella Busa (7Jupiter) won gold in the 1500metres and Ghaliah Al – Nassar (7 Pluto) won gold in the shot putt. 7Mars relay team were dominant from the start and stormed to victory winning gold in the 4x100m relay!
Overall, 7 Mercury came 1st with 57 points, 7 Saturn came 2nd with 52 points, 7 Neptune came 3rd with 47 points, 7 Jupiter and 7 Venus came joint 4th with 44 points, 7 Pluto came 5th with 43 points and 7 Mars came 6th with 32 points. Well done to all Year 7s who took part in sports day.
The Year 8 team were also very strong this year. There was some fantastic individual performances from Tara Sandiford (8Jupiter) who won gold in the Long Jump and Bareera Javaid (8 Venus) who won gold in the High Jump. The Javelin competition was very close but Amy Smith (8Saturn) threw a very strong last throw and won gold.
Overall, 8 Pluto came 1st with 53 points, 8 Mercury came 2nd with 52 points, 8 Jupiter came 3rd with 47 points, 8 Venus came 4th with 46 points, 8 Mars came 5th with 42 points, 8 Neptune came 6th with 42 points and 8 Saturn came 7th with 41 points. Well done to all Year 8 athletes who took part!
The Year 9s were fantastic this year and represented their houses really well. Louise Trott and Chantal Banton were the stars of year 9 both being crowned `double gold champions.` Louise broke the school 100m record and set a new time of 13.10 sec, a record not broken since 1991! Chantal stormed to victory in the 200metres, dominating the race from the start. Both Chantal and Louise were part of the 9 Neptune 4x100m relay team, winning gold for their house. Well done to you both! Poppy Biggs (9Jupiter) won gold in the High Jump and Katherine Hurwitz (9Pluto) won gold in the 800metres.
Overall, 9 Neptune came 1st with 66 points, 9 Venus came 2nd with 57 points, 9 Jupiter came 3rd with 53 points, 9 Pluto came 4th with 48 points, 9 Saturn came 5th with 41 points, 9 Mars came 6th with 38 points and 9 Mercury came 7th with 29 points. Well done to you all for taking part!
This is Year 10s last sports day with us at Coombe and they excelled themselves! Ella Shaw (10 Saturn) became a `double gold champion` winning the 800m and the 1500metres. Her endurance over both middle distance events must be applauded – well done Ella! Sofia El-Engibawy (10 Saturn) was also a `double gold champion` winning gold in the shot putt and discus. Well done Sofia! There were some other fantastic individual performances from Annabel Biggs (10 Jupiter) in the 100ms and Pippa James (10Neptune) in the Javelin.
Overall, 10 Pluto came 1st with 63 points, 10 Saturn came 2nd with 56 points, 10 Mars came 3rd with 52 points, 10 Jupiter came 4th with 49 points, 10 Mercury came 5th with 42 points, 10 Venus came 6th with 40 points and 10 Neptune came 7th with 35 points. Well done to all Year 10s!