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Athletics Day 2020

Athletics Day 2020

Mike McGarry —

It was a day of warmish weather, fantastic house colours and great participation across the houses.

While there were no records on the day the competition was fierce from the outset. Huge numbers lined up for the 100m. Each house across the board had at least 3 races for every age group with only the fastest 8 overall to qualify for the afternoons finals.

With the staff fully engaged measuring, timing and recording results the house chants could be heard reverberating around the Caledonian ground.

Equally impressive was the number of entries in the 200m, 400m, 800m and various field events.

As always, the House Relays provided a highlight with Aspinall wining all but the year 13 race which for the first time for many years included a staff team.

While records didn’t fall most students were competing to the best of their ability also with house points on the line in all events. There was competitiveness, encouragement and lots of enjoyment throughout the day. Well done to everyone for the spirit shown and the effort maintained in warm but windy conditions.

In the end Aspinall House finished 1st, Park 2nd, McIndoe 3rd and Saxton 4th.