Aldenham School, Founded 1597

New Sports Day records aplenty

With a plethora of outstanding athletes on show and favourable weather conditions, this year’s Sports Day was guaranteed to be a happy event. As well as the different Houses competing by age group, there was also fierce competition between the 8 Houses within Martineau’s the Junior House.

The Martineau’s Girls’ event was dominated by one very impressive athlete, Alina Cofie, who won the 100m, Hurdles and High Jump, breaking records in two of them. Alina also anchored her team to a relay victory and for her efforts picked up the Victrix Ludorum and the coveted Hugh Kelly Memorial Cup for the outstanding athlete of the day. Another notable performance in this group came from Lily Zentner who won the 300m and the 1500m.

Both Noah Booth and Ozzie Ufuah’s standout performances helped Neale win the Martineau’s Boys’ event but Ola Okeowo picked up the Victor Ludorum for winning the 100m, 200m (new record) and the Triple Jump as well as being part of the relay victory.

In the Junior Girls’ event Milly Gall picked up her 3rd Victrix Ludorum in as many years for her four wins and four Sports Day records in the Long Jump, Hurdles, 300m and Relay. Other notable winning performances came from Eliza Blayne (200m), Winnie Sakala (Shot) and Femi Dada (High Jump) who all set new Sports Day records.

The Victor Ludorum in the Junior Boys’ category was awarded to Daniel Oyegoke who broke the Long Jump and 300m records. The Middle Boys’ event saw more impressive performances with nearly every event being won by an outstanding athlete: Tom Wright picked up the Victor Ludorum for setting new records in the Long Jump and High Jump and winning the Hurdles, and Daniel St John won the 100m and Triple Jump.

The Senior Girls’ event saw Debbie Okeowo win the Victrix Ludorum for her four wins in the 100m, 200m, Triple Jump and relay, breaking Sports Day records in all three of her individual events. For the Senior Boys’ Zacky Agama anchored home the McGill’s relay team for his third gold medal of the day. However, Toni Ademuwagun picked up the Victor Ludorum for his wins in the 200m, Long Jump and High Jump where he broke the Sports Day record. Another notable was Timi Adeyanju who broke his own Hurdles record and leaves the school having never lost a Hurdles race at Sports Day. He holds all four age group records.

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