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Athletes smash four records

Haileybury athletes outdid themselves last Saturday when they competed against pupils from Sevenoaks, Caterham, Christ’s Hospital, Worth and Ardingly in the annual inter-schools gathering at Sevenoaks.

Haileybury broke four records during the afternoon – in the 100m, 200m, 4 x100m and 4 x 400m.

Those placed first, second or third in their events are as follows:

200m Josh Maraney 2nd
80m Hurdles Josh Maraney 2nd
Javelin Yusif Ali 3rd
Shot Putt Jack Murphy 1st

100m Antonio Infantino 1st (new track record of 10.9s)
200m Antonio Infantino 1st (new track record of 22.1s)
400m Nick Polley 3rd
800m Tristan Smith 2nd
Discus Jeremy Grech 2nd
Javelin Sammy McCulloch 3rd
Shot Putt Jeremy Grech 1st
4x100m Michael Roxan/Richard White/Jeremy Grech/Antonio Infantino 1st (new track record of 44.7s)
4x400m Nick Polley/Tristan Smith/Sammy McCulloch/Richard White 3rd

100m Ben Nichols 3rd
110m Hurdles Adam Ahwazan 1st
200m Adam Ahwazian 3rd
400m James Olley 2nd
800m Jonny Depledge 2nd
High Jump Jack Hobbs 1st
Javelin Doug Chick 2nd
Long Jump Rob Macpherson-Smith 2nd
Shot Putt Doug Chick 1st
Triple Jump Ed Jacobs 2nd
4x100m Rob Macpherson-Smith/Jack Hobbs/Ed Jacobs/Adam Ahwazian 1st
4x400m Xav Bardy/Jonny Depledge/James Olley/Ben Nichols 1st (new track record of 3:35.1s)

Overall, Haileybury won the Seniors’ competition and came second in the Intermediates. Due to a lack of numbers at Under 15 level, we came last in the Juniors. Overall we were second with 197 points to winners Sevenoaks (234 points) but considering we did not compete in three events and one relay, this was an incredible effort. Some of these records have stood since 1979!

Congratulations to the team.