Athletics 2016

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Boys Captain: Arthur Friend (OH/W)
Girls Captain: Alice Smith (NC/W)
Boys Vice Captain: Bertie Frankpitt (P)
Girls Vice Captain: Lucy Walliker (NC)


South West School's Championships

On Saturday 18th June six Blundell's athletes represented Devon at the South West Championships.

Grace Francis jumped well to narrowly miss a new PB in the inter Girls High Jump.

Karl Still ran well to finish 6th in a very fast paced Senior Boys 1500m.

Will Klinkenberg finished 5th in the Senior Boys Shot Putt.

Bertie Frankpitt finished 2nd in the Senior Boys 400m Hurdles.

Lucy Walliker finished 4th in the Senior Girls Triple Jump, jumping a new PB of 10.19m. She also jumped a new PB of 1.66m (National Entry Standard) to become South West Champion in the Senior Girls High Jump.

Trixie Nicholson threw 38.98m to become South West Champion (2nd year running) in the Inter Girls Javelin.

Following this, Lucy Walliker and Trixie Nicholson have both been selected to compete at the English Schools Championships in Gateshead on the 8th and 9th July.

Millfield Open Meeting

On Saturday 18th June our Year 9 and 10 athletes competed at an Open Meeting at Millfield. There were some good performances all round, with highlights coming from Luke Simpson (1st in 400m; 2nd in 100m and Shot), Rose Stanton (1st LJ), Will Spencer (1st 1500m), Mattie Hudson (2nd 200m), Amber Robertshaw (2nd TJ) and Rosa Matuzyck (2nd Discus).

Devon Schools Championships

On Saturday 11th June, several Blundellians competed at the Devon Schools Championships.

There were some excellent performances from Mattie Kolowska and Eve Nugent in the 200m and 800m respectively - both of which were extremely fast races.

Grace Labdon performed well in a very delayed Junior Girls shot, whilst Rose Stanton sat a new PB to finish 6th in the Junior Girls Long Jump.

Amber Robertshaw set a new PB to finish 5th in the Inter Girls Triple Jump, whilst Aran Dagwell-Spittle and Luke Simpson were both 3rd in the 100m and 400m respectively.

Trixie Nicholson threw over 42m to win the Inter Girls Javelin, whilst Lucy Walliker won the Senior Girls Triple Jump and was 2nd in the High Jump. Ben Clarke equalled his PB to finish 2nd in the Senior Boys High Jump, whilst Will Klikenberg and Bertie Frnapitt were crowned county champions in the Senior Boys Shot and 400m Hurdles respectively.

Exeter v East Devon Schools

Following the Exeter v East Devon schools match on the 26th May, the following pupils were selected to represent Exeter and East Devon at the Devon Schools on Saturday 11th June.

  • Minors - Honor Huggett (Shot); Eve Nugent (800m); Mattie Kolowska (200m); Thomas Labdon (Shot)
  • Juniors - Rose Stanton (800m; LJ); Grace Labdon (Shot)
  • Inters - Luke Simpson (400m); Aran Dagwell-Spittle (100m); Amber Robertshaw (TJ, 100m); Trixie Nicholson (Javelin); Grace Francis (HJ)
  • Seniors - Lucy Walliker (HJ; TJ); Bertie Frankpitt (400mH); Will Klinkenberg (Shot); Karl Still (1500m; TJ); Ben Clarke (HJ)

Track and Field Cup – Regional Final

At the regional final of the Track and Field Cup on 7th June the Inter Girls finished 4th, just 6 pts behind 2nd and the Junior Girls finished 5th - a great achievement.

Notable point scores in the Juniors came from Mattie Kolowska (31 points) and Maddy Cotton (32 points). Special mention must go to Mia Butterfield, who crossed the line in the 200m, despite pulling a muscle with 10m to go.

Notable point scores for the Inters came from Trixie Nicholson (54 points), Millie Attwell (43 points) and Roza Matuszkyk (37 points)

11 Schools Meeting – Millfield

Saturday 21st May saw as back at Millfield. Unfortunately, the weather gods were not acting in our favour and awful conditions meant PBs were not forthcoming. However, staff and students alike represented the school with huge effort and should be congratulated on their performance.

Prep School Competition – Blundell's

Friday 20th May saw us host our Annual Prep Schools Competition. Pupils from Mount Kelly, Maynard, Exeter Cathedral, St Peter's, Stover and Blundell's competed in age groups from Mini (Year 3) up to Open (Year 8). There were some excellent individual performances with records being broken in:

Junior Girls 800m - A Riggotts MK - 2.41.6
Minor Girls 800m - D Heal MK - 2.59.1
Open Boys 300m - I Day MK - 43.7s
Open Girls 100m - K Dart St Peters - 13.5s
Open Girls LJ - K Dart St Peters - 4.86m
Open Girls Shot - E Lumley MK - 10.30m
Open Girls Relay - Blundells - 52.7

For Blundell's, wins from Freddie Mercer (1500m), Boris Ames (Hurdles), Leo Dummett (100m), Anna Maunder (800m), Eve Nugent (1500m) and Mia Butterfield (200m) helped to secure the Combined Open Trophy. In conjunction with the Prep School, Blundell's also won the Overall Trophy.

Open Meeting v Taunton, King's Taunton, King's Bruton

Saturday 14th May saw us attend an open meeting at Castle Track, with all age groups represented in the sunshine. Many pupils tried new events and a large number also helped officiate on Long Jump and Triple Jump, as well as moving hurdles, which we are extremely grateful for.

There were some good performances all round with highlights being wins for:

Zoe Hitchens - Shot and Discus Over 16
Alice Smith - Javelin Over 16
Trixie Nicholson - Javelin Under 16
Lucy Walliker - HJ Over 16
Grace Francis - HJ Under 16
Mantha Unsworth-White - Hurdles Over 16
Bonnie Price - 800m Over 16
Amber Robertshaw - TJ Under 16
Grace Labdon - Shot Under 16
Bertie Frankpitt - Hurdles Over 17, & 2nd 200m Over 17
Paddy Ellicott - High Jump Over 17
Aran Dagwell - Spittle - 100m Under 17 & 2nd 200m Under 17
Dan Hoaen - 400m Under 17
Sam Taylor - 1500m Under 17

2nd places were achieved by the following:

Ed Barlow - 800m Over 17
Will McIntyre - 1500m Over 17
Robert Wakem - 800m Under 17
Oscar Kolowski - Hurdles & High Jump Under 17
Alex Gibson - Triple Jump Under 17
Jonas Puschmann - Shot Under 17
Millie Attwell - Javelin & Long Jump Under 17

Senior Sports Day

Friday 13th May saw a rearranged sports day take place in the sun - perfect conditions for athletics. The competition was extremely close throughout the afternoon, with the winning houses only pulling away at the end.

5 records were broken:

  • Karl Still - Boys TJ (12.10m)
  • Ben Oliphant-Thompson - Boys Shot (13.07m)
  • Lucy Walliker - Girls' HJ (1.61m)
  • Lucy Walliker - Girls' TJ (10.08m)
  • Alice Smith - Girls' Javelin (32.20m)

The Victor Ludorum was extremely close, with Karl Still pushing the eventual winner extremely close. However, this year the winner is Arthur Friend.

The Victrix Ludorum is Lucy Walliker.

Girls' Result   Boys' Result
House Points House Points
NC 133 P 171
GH 146 OH 184
    FH 216

Well done to all who took part.

Track and Field Cup

On Tuesday 10th May, Blundell's sent 4 teams to the Track and Field Cup competition. This was the Devon round of the National Competition - where every athlete has to do 2 events - gaining points for their team based on their time, height or distance.

The Junior Girls (Yr 7 and 8) finished 3rd, just 20 points behind first, with notable point scores coming from Mia Butterfield (34), Mattie Kolowska (32) and Maddy Cotton (32). Our internationally flavoured Junior Girls relay team (Mariia Karpova, Lou Voisin, Zoe Dare and Megan Benson) finished off the afternoon with a comprehensive victory in the relay.

The Junior Boys team finished 4th and some good performances were seen all round. Freddie Mercer ran another PB in the 800m (2m31) and other notable point scorers were Leo Dummett (33) and Alex Curtis (28).

The Inter Boys team (Yr 9 and 10) was comprised of many boys who usually play Cricket or do Swimming in the summer term. Despite some last minute changes, the team managed to finish 2nd, just 9 points behind the winners. Notable points scores came from Luke Simpson (41 points), Miles Lawler (35 points), Will Kennaugh (34 points), Jake Le Gassick, 32 points), and Josh Huggett (31 points). Liam Syed also scored 19 points in the 800m, running an excellent 2m14.

However, the Inter Girls finished performed superbly to win the competition and will now progress to the regional finals. Despite 2 of the team having finished 10 Tors on Sunday, the group competed brilliantly, with notable point scores coming from Trixie Nicholson (53 points) and Roza Matuszkyk (34 points).

All results can be accessed from the following webpage - click on the age group under Devon 2:

Exeter Area Trials

A number of athletes from Year 7 to 10 attended Exeter Area Trials at Exeter Arena. There were some very good performances all round, and as a result, the following have been selected to represent Exeter Area Schools in a match v East Devon on Thursday 26th May.

Junior Girls
Rose Stanton - 800m and Long Jump
Roza Matuszyk - Shot and Discus

Inter Girls
Amber Robertshaw - 100m (plus Triple Jump if you wish)
Trixie Nicholson - Javelin
Millie Attwell - Javelin
Millie Holman - Shot
Grace Francis - High Jump

Inter Boys
Miles Lawler - 100m, Relay
Aran Dagwell-Spittle - 100m, Relay
Jonas Puschmann - Discus

The Year 7s who attended this event also performed to a very high standard with several gaining 1st or 2nd places. They will be discussed at a meeting on the 26th May and those successful will be selected to attend the Devon Schools' Championships on June 11th.

Super 8s at Millfield

Blundell's entered a Junior and a Senior Boys and Girls' team in the Super 8s at Millfield. In this event, a team is allowed 8 athletes who must perform a track, a field and a relay to gain points for the team. On a hot day, there were some notable individual performances:
Alice Smith - 32.07m Senior Javelin (2nd)
Bertie Frankpitt - 100m Hurdles 15.4s (3rd)
Arthur Friend - 300m 37.7 (1st)
Ben Clarke - Senior HJ 1.75m (1st)
Junior Medley Relay - 2nd

Overall the seniors finished 7th and the Juniors 5th

Millfield Open Meeting

All girl athletes and boys up to Year 11 went to Millfield for an Open Meeting. There was some high quality athletics on show and our pupils performed well in their respective events.

Trixie Nicholson 1st and Millie Attwell 2nd - Junior Girls Javelin
Grace Labdon 2nd and Roza Matuszyk 3rd - Junior Girls Discus
Alice Smith 2nd - Senior Girls Javelin
Zoe Hitchens 2nd - Senior Girls Discus
Lucy Walliker 2nd - Senior Girls HJ
Bonnie Price 2nd - Senior Girls 800m

Jonas Puschmann - 1st Shot and 2nd Discus
Will McIntyre - 2nd 800m
Boys Relay - 3rd

Castle Track

All girls and Junior and Intermediate boys attended an Open Meeting at Castle Track. There were some good performances all round with highlights being wins for:

Tash Finchett - 400m Over 16
Zoe Hitchens - Shot and Discus Over 16
Alice Smith - Javelin Over 16
Trixie Nicholson - Javelin Under 16
Lucy Walliker - HJ Over 16
Grace Francis - HJ Under 16
Jonas Puschmann - Shot Under 17
Addie Chai - Discus Under 17

Lutra Shield

A young U20 boys team attended the Lutra Shield in Yeovil. There were some good performances all round with highlights being:
Karl Still - 2nd 1500m A String
Ben Clarke - 2nd HJ A String
4 x 400m - 2nd
Will McIntyre - 2nd 1500m B String
Arthur Friend - 1st 110m Hurdles C String

Castle Track


Lutra Shield


Senior Sports Day



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