Outstanding performances at regional athletics meeting

Pupils dressed in sports wear sit on running track at the Gateshead International Stadium where they competed in the HMC Athletics North East meeting.At the recent HMC Athletics North East Meeting, held at Gateshead International Stadium, Prep School pupils from Years 4-6 competed against more than 12 other schools in track and field events and returned home with plenty to celebrate!

In the team event, the 4 x 100m relay, Pocklington Prep entered five teams and all five qualified for the finals. The girls’ U10 team (Anna Stephenson, Cora Seth, Tabitha Speight and Lucinda Parkes) won their final.

Individually, the pupils displayed some outstanding performances recording some top three finishes and even more personal best performances.

U9 Girls

Juliette Callau 80m - 3rd (running a year up)

Millie Hudson 200m - 2nd

U9 Boys

Harry Rook 80m - 4th (running a year up)

Austen Butterley 200m - 1st

U10 Girls

Pocklington Prep School girls U10 4 x100m relay team stood on running track at Gateshead International StadiumCora Seth 200m - 3rd

Tabitha Speight Long Jump - 3rd

U10 Boys

Charles Wright Ball Throw - 1st

Toby Mackenzie Long Jump - 2nd

U11 Girls

Belle Sweeting 200m - 3rd

Emily Jones Long Jump - 3rd

Laura Brooks 800m - 1st (New School Record - 2m 42.74s)

Russ Parker, Assistant Head Co-curriculum Pocklington Prep School, said: “The pupils performed amazingly well, both collectively and individually. They should all be very proud of what they have achieved.”


Whole Team Photo:

Top Row L-R: Arthur Hughes, Joseph Girking, Noah Pym, Marius Cesbron-Darnaud, Laura Brooks, Dora Hotham, Emily Jones, Isabelle Sweeting, Niamh Cowen

Middle Row L-R: Charles Wright, Toby Mackenzie, Thomas Rook, Giles Rowley, Lucinda Parkes, Tabitha Speight, Anna Stephenson, Cora Seth

Bottom Row L-R: Juliette Callau, Millie Hudson, Hugo Cobb, Theo Bayram, Bodie Horsley, Harry Rook, Austen Butterley


U10 Girls 4 x 100m Relay Team Photo L-R: Cora Seth, Lucinda Parkes, Anna Stephenson and Tabitha Speight