It’s been a very successful couple of weeks for athletics at Thorpe House! At the beginning of June, Ellis and Rhys Arnold in Year 7 both qualified for the ISA National Athletics Championships being held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham in July. Ellis was crowned London West high jump champion in the U13’s category and Rhys won the 800m at the ISA Area Athletics event held at Eton Athletics Centre.
Next up were the Milton Keynes Bucks County Championships; the boys braved the rain and achieved some great scores. Ellis was also crowned County high jump champ and came 2nd in the javelin, throwing an impressive 25m. Rhys came 4th in the 800m, with a time of 2 minutes 30 seconds and 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 4.09m, missing first place by just 1 cm. Finally, Carl came 3rd in the javelin and 2nd in the high jump.
Finally Ellis and Rhys took part in the South Bucks and Chiltern Athletics Championships in Hillingdon; Ellis came first in the high jump and Rhys was placed second in the long jump.
Well done boys and good luck in the ISA National Athletics Championships in July!