ATHLETICS: Cliffedale are victorious in county sportshall championships

County sportshall champions Cliffedale Primary School.
County sportshall champions Cliffedale Primary School.
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Cliffedale Primary triumphed in its Lincolnshire Sportshall Athletics Championships debut for large schools at The Meres leisure centre on Friday.

Having already won the Mike Bundy Sportshall League for Grantham and district large primary schools and beaten St Gilberts of Stamford in a play-off to determine which school would take part, they proudly represented Lincolnshire South West.

Cliffedale’s opponents were Nettleham Junior (Cherry Willingham), Manor Leas (City of Lincoln), William Alvey (Lincolnshire Central), St Hugh’s (Lincolnshire Coastal), Caistor (The Wolds), Tower Road (Boston & District) and Bourne Westfield (Lincolnshire South East).

Cliffedale won the competition with a massive 330 points, ahead of Bourne Westfield on 262 and St Hugh’s (212).

The 26 Year 5 and 6 pupils were Beth Ferguson, Isabella Lee, Freya Hoe, Bethan Moore, Georgie Ferguson, Natasha Wilson, Tegan Bickmore, Ellie Moore, Hannah Squires, Sophie Lai, Amber Halsey, Isobel Holland, Cherry Clark, Rebecca Morris, Ellis Harby, Kaden Wilson, Hasham Mufti, Ben Potter, Kaan Celik, Joseph Cant, Charlie Pulfrey, David Banjo, Finlay Baker, Nitesh Shyam, Max Moore and Pete Rajesh.

All the competitors put in superb performances, with first places being gained in the obstacle relay and speed bounce for both girls and boys. Additionally, the boys won the 1+1 lap (Charlie Pulfrey, David Banjo), the 6-lap paarlauf (Ellis Harby, Kaden Wilson), standing long jump (Charlie Pulfrey, Ben Potter, David Banjo) and standing triple jump (Charlie Pulfrey, David Banjo, Finlay Baker). The girls also took first place in the over/under relay (Ellie Moore, Tegan Bickmore, Beth Ferguson, Cherry Clark) and the soft javelin throw (Isabella Lee, Hannah Squires, Amber Halsey).

Other events were the 2+2 lap relay, 4x1 lap relay, chest push and vertical jump.