Teams of the week
What a great first outing for the Girls Athletics team, in the sun at Hurstpierpoint College. The combined results saw Wellington come 6th out of 13 schools. This was a result of some outstanding individual performances. Issy Wakefield won the senior Javelin, senior 100m and senior 200m breaking the College record in the process. Nicole Duker won the inter 100m and Charlie Harrison-Moore won the Junior Long Jump, High jump and came 2nd in the junior 200m. This was backed up by really positive performances from the other athletes, such as Elodie Sinclair coming 3rd in the 3000m, Margaux De Pourtales 2nd in the junior 300m and Annie Tutus coming 2nd in the inter 80m hurdles.
What made the day was the team spirit and support the girls gave each other. Well done all.
Special mention also for Beckie Storer who is our individual athlete of the week and will also visit the Master.
Over the Easter break Beck Storer won the South West Regional Modern Pentathlon Championships.
On Saturday Becky competed at the Pentathlon GB National Modern Tetrathlon Championships at the University of Bath and finished a remarkable 4th, only to be beaten by 3 athletes who had competed at the world championships a few weeks ago.
On Sunday Becky took part in the annual Armed Forces Equestrian Competition and came an impressive second place in the 1.0m class.
Quite an outstanding few days for one athlete and an incredible achievement.
Mod Pent sports report / media
Over the Easter break Beck Storer competed in the South West Regional Modern Pentathlon Championships which took place at Leweston School down in Dorset. After recording one of only three clear rounds all day in the Show Jumping, Becky went on to put together strong performances in the swim, fence and laser run to take the win. This is a great result and is the second regional competition Becky has won this season following her victory at the South East championships.
Following Becky Storer’s success at both South East and South West Regional Championships, she competed at thePentathlon GB, National Modern Tetrathlon Championships at the University of Bath on Saturday. The first event for the u19 girls was the Swim and Becky recored her fastest long course 200m time of the season. The fencing was next and Becky put in an excellent performance to score the second best fencing performance of the day with 14 victories, 6 defeats. This placed Becky 7th going into the Laser Run event which requires athletes to hit 5 targets with a laser pistol and run 800m 4 times. Becky managed to put in strong shooting and running performances to move up to cross the line in 4th, only to be beaten by 3 out of 4 athletes who had competed at world championships a few weeks ago. Overall this was a fantastic result!
Week 1 of the cricket season finally got underway, despite the terrible weather leading in to it and therefore the groundstaff deserve huge credit for getting cricket fixtures on. Midweek saw the Colts 1 and 2 play Eton, with the Colts 1 winning and Mack Keast making 85 although the Colts 2 narrowly lost. Saturday saw the first full block of the season vs Harrow. With some difficult conditions due to rain in the afternoon, there were however some great games. The 1st XI lost a tight game which was reduced due to Duckworth Lewis, although Keast and Davies both passed 50 with the bat, the 3rd XI got a solid with Jack Hobbs making 61 and even more impressively Jamie Lunnon taking 5wickets for 19 runs, the 4th XI also lost but again Felix Batrum and Henry South both scored half centuries, the Colts 1 probably gave away too many extras and Harrow were victors, the Colts 2 had a great game which went to the last ball and despite 53 from Marcus Rhodes they were not able to get a win, the Junior Colts 1 lost a tight game by 1 wicket where Adam Laubi took a hatrick, in the Junior Colts 2 Wellington got a win with Oscar Rodgers making 50 and finally in the Yearlings there were some tough games but the Yearlings 2 and 3 both came away victors. A big week now coming up with lots of cricket including the first round of the National T20 for the 1st XI and also the Girls first fixture of the year vs Marlborough.
3rd XI – Won by 8 Wickets -Special mention:
The 3rds won in convincing fashion against a strong Harrow side, reaching 145 in 27 overs, with 8 wickets to spare.
Jack Surrall and Nate Oppenheimer put Harrow under pressure with economical spells, before Jamie Lunnon decimated the opposition, taking 5 for 19. With Jack Hobbs suffering a hand injury, Olly Robertson stepped in and performed well behind the wicket. He showed enthusiasm and poise, whilst Hobbs soldiered on in the field, showing real grit. Harrow made 145 for 5, in 30 overs. With the challenge set, openers – Olly Robertson and Hugh Ragg – made a determined display. With solid foundations, in came Hobbs and Leach. The former crafted a superb 61 not out, finishing proceedings in style, with a sensational 6. Leach made an impact, bludgeoning an impressive 40, from a challenging bowling attack. Their partnership of 101 showed just the right temperament and drew applause and congratulations from the gallery. An excellent team effort, with Lunnon deservedly crowned man of the match for his impact with the ball, and Hobbs given a special commendation for his craft with the bat. An outstanding opening game, played in the right spirit and enjoyed by all.
On Thursday, an U15 boys team travelled to Leighton Park for the first round of the Aegon National Schools championship, and won 4-2. A good start to the competition, well done boys.
26 Tennis teams played Marlborough on Saturday, always a fixture that is competitive for both boys and girls, across all year groups. The girls 1st team won 7-2, and the boys lost 4 tie-break sets, in a very tight 3-6 loss. Both matches were of a very high quality. Marlborough were particularly strong at U15 level, but credit is due to the girls U15B, led by Audrey Dennis and Monet Stuckey, who won three out of three sets. When the team were level at 4 sets all, Georgia Harford and Izzy Jenks dug deep to win a final set, and the match, 5-4. The U14’s had close matches throughout as well. All bodes well for a competitive return fixture in the mixed doubles season after half term.
This week is busy with a block fixture v Bradfield on Thursday. The boys get started in the ISL on Saturday, and we’ll also have matches against St. Mary’s, Ascot, and Epsom College.
Two of our CCF Cadets Gus Crewdson and Becky Storer took part in the annual Armed Forces Equestrian Competition at Addington this weekend, with some great results!
Becky came an impressive second place in the 1.0m class with Gus just being pushed out of the placing, despite having a beautiful clear round. In the 1.05m class, we had more success, with Becky coming 5th and Gus coming 6th. They did extremely well in very large classes with a tricky fast-paced course, competing against serving military personnel. Well done to both riders.
The first match of the Cadet Target Rifle season and a much changed day to the conditions experienced for Easter training camp where mud, rain, biting winds and the cold accompanied every day. Saturday was warm, balmy, a little rain but still winds and a chance to put the newbies through a real team match. Wellington fielded 2 teams of VIII against 8 other schools, the course of fire being 2 sighters and 7 to count at 300 yards and 500 yards.
Considering the number of new shooters, there were even 2 in the first VIII, things went very well and the score at 300 put Wellington at the front with RGS Guildford, both schools opening up a gap from the others.
500 saw a few hiccups, mainly bad shots rather than wind errors but a commendable score non the less. RGS, shooting slightly slower, knew the target to beat and their last man crept over the line giving them a 1 point lead and victory. Silver medals this time for Wellington but considering the team had lost 14 of it’s experienced shooters through one reason or another it was still a great result and gave encouragement to the newbies for the coming season.
Top scorers were Robbie Murray (L), Jemima Hince (C), Stephen Giannikas (Bl) and Oscar Farrell (R) with Oscar gaining the medal on virtue of countback.
Well done the second VIII under the guidance of Katie Hinkly (Ap) who came 4th overall beating 5 other schools who were shooting their best VIIIs, Easter camp training pays off.