Four new records set in dominant display

BEST EVER: William Hughes winning the 200m in a championship record.
BEST EVER: William Hughes winning the 200m in a championship record.
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Spalding Grammar School’s Year 8 athletics squad continued their successful season with another dominant performance at the South Lincolnshire School Athletics Championship.

They won 12 out of 13 and came second in the other event at the Princess Royal Athletics Arena in Boston last week.

And in doing so, they also smashed four championship records.

They were claimed by William Hughes (200m – 25.3 secs), Keilin Spurdens (1500m – 4m 52 secs), Charles Hughes (javelin – 33.25m) and the relay team (50.30 secs).

William Hughes completed the sprint double in the 100m and 200m as well as adding the high jump title to his name.

Charles Hughes also completed a throwing double – winning the discus and javelin events.

Keilin Spurdens and Harry Burchnall put in dominant performances in the 1500m and 800m respectively.

There were also victories for Patrick Harrington (shot put), Alex Richardson (300m), Cameron Cladd (long jump) and Fenn Storey (triple jump).

The team then added the finishing touches with a comprehensive relay victory.

In the other age groups, the Year 7s came third behind Boston Grammar School and Bourne Grammar School.

There were stand-out performances from both Jack Roffe and Will Wand.

Roffe produced a mammoth effort of 9.56 in the shot put to win by two metres while Wand won the discus with a throw of 21.37m.

The Year 9 team were only five points behind the winners Boston Grammar School.

Jack Baker and Kieran Hamilton continued their fantastic seasons with dominant performance in the sprints.

Baker, who only just missed out during the Lincolnshire Athletics trials due to injury, won both the 100m (12.5 secs) and 300m (39.8 secs) while Hamilton was victorious in the 200m in a time of 25.3 secs.

The Year 10 team was a similar story, as they lost out to Bourne Grammar School by five points.

Callum Crosby completed the sprint double in the 100m (11.8 secs) and 200m (24.3 secs) while Anthony Roofe produced a jump of 10.98m to win the triple jump.

Meanwhile, William Hughes will be in action in the English Schools Individuals Finals for the 200m in the Under 14s category this weekend in Birmingham.