Sports News - May 2017
There was no easing into the Summer Term for our swim teams with the Cheltenham & District Schools Championships to start, followed the next day by the Independent Boarding School Relays.
At the Cheltenham & District Schools Championships, our swimmers rose to meet the challenge, retaining the Top Girls Team status for the area for the fifth consecutive year. They also won the Year 8, Year 9 and Sixth Form age groups, were triumphant in nine events and finished as runner-up in another nine.
Three new school age group records were set with the LC1 Medley Relay team of Karintha Liu, Eniami Ademoye, Jemima Seagrave and Anna Hickman taking nearly a second off the previous mark, while Rosealeen Lo (SFC1) set the new age group standard for 50m Butterfly and Sophie Tebbs (SFC2) reduced her own record by a tenth. It was also a delight to see nine new personal bests being recorded. The results were as follows:
|New Personal Bests||District Age Group Winners||District Age Group Runners-up|
|Emma Stewart-Richardson (50m Back)||LC2 Medley Team||LC1 Medley Team|
|Zara Tse (50m Breast)||LC3 Medley Team||Jemima Seagrave (50m Back)|
|Issy Collins (50m Breast)||SFC Medley Team||Zara Tse (50m Breast)|
|Eloise Stewart-Richardson (50m Fly and Free)||Holly Bruton (50m Back)||(50m Breast and Fly)|
|Rosealeen Lo (50m Fly)||Noor Musallam (50m Fly)||Anna Hickman (25m Fly)|
|Jemima Seagrave (25m Fly)||LC2 Free Team||Tatty Anton-Smith (50m Free)|
|Esther Yeung (50m Free)||LC3 Free Team||Rosealeen Lo (50m Free)|
|Phoebe Thornett (50m Free)||SFC Free Team||LC1 Free Team|
At the ever-competitive Independent Boarding School Relays, our teams produced outstanding performances with the Junior team of Emma Stewart-Richardson, Eniami Ademoye, Jiya Chathley and Isabella Collins setting a new College age group record in the Medley relay. The Intermediate team (Matilda Dugdale, Holly Bruton, Noor Musallam and Eloise Stewart-Richardson) had two very exciting and close races, showing great determination to take the honors in both the Medley and Freestyle relays.
Our Senior quartet of Trinity Donohugh, Sophie Tebbs, Rosealeen Lo and Izzy Crofts showed their talent with victories in both relays. It was wonderful to see our girls being so successful and winning four of the six events and just narrowly missing out on retaining the Best Team Shield by two points.
Congratulations to Charlie McDowall who was recently selected to represent Great Britain in dressage. Last week, she competed on the international stage in France and did superbly well, finishing in 2nd place out of 25 competitors. This weekend she was competing more locally and came second in a competition just behind Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin.
Well done to the Athletics teams who competed in the first round of the ESAA Track and Field Cup. The results were excellent with the Junior team finishing in 2nd place with 278 points. A special mention should also go to Hailey Stevens, who individually scored 35 points, and Mary Olatunji, who individually scored 31 points.
The Intermediate team finished in 3rd place. Again, a special mention should go to Sophie Brown who individually scored 45 points and Jess Adejobi who individually scored 32 points.
Tennis - Road To Wimbledon
Twenty-seven U14 girls attended this year's Road to Wimbledon at CLC, during which some hard-fought matches were played in the sunshine. All girls played three matches each in a FAST4 format (1st to get to 4 games).
The overall winner was Amelia Aikenhead, beating Arabella Weiglhofer in the final. Both girls go through to the County Finals in July. Well done to all who competed and good luck to Amelia and Arabella.
Well done to Christy Ma who finished in the final eight of the British Youth Championship held in Sheffield. She now gets a bye into next year's tournament after this year's debut performance.