Athletics: Bedians Excel At Sussex Area Trials

On Thursday 19 May, Bede’s athletes took part in the Area Trials for Sussex.

After a busy half term of training, several of the athletes were hoping to make a mark; when the day came, they did themselves and the School proud and many were successfully selected to represent Hailsham and Southdowns in the SSAA Track and Field Championships at the K2 Athletics Track on 11 June.


In the Intermediate Girls, Alice Fenton excelled in the 300m while Leilanni Nesbeth did brilliantly in the triple jump.

In the Intermediate Boys meanwhile, Toby Wiltshire proved his mettle in the long jump, Ollie Duncan did the same in the 200m, Myo Braithwaite shone in the high jump and Oscar Morisett made quite a dent in the shotput.


At Senior Level, Anna Dagwell did superbly in the 200m while Alannah Akinwunmi surpassed all expectations in the shotput.

Jake Davidson set himself apart both in the long jump and triple jump, Tom Stodart qualified in both the 800m and 1500m and Morgan Webb stood out for all the right reasons in the 800m too.


Mr Betts and I offer our huge congratulations to all the athletes who took part and wish those who qualified the very best of luck in the next round!


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