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Three winners in county athletics champs

Haileybury athletes performed brilliantly at the Herts Schools County Championships last week, with no fewer than 20 finalists out of a possible 26 events entered.

There were three winners: Callum Scutt broke the School Long Jump record with 5.83m (as well as three other jumps out of his six over the old school record). This eclipsed the mark set by Matthew Morrison last year, and means Callum is county champion. He has now been selected to represent Hertfordshire in the long jump at the English Schools Championships in Gateshead on 1 and 2 July.

Christian Scales ran 53.1s to break his own School 400m record to win and Lizzie Bird retained her 1500m title from last year in 4.36.4. All three look set to be selected to represent Herts County in the Nationals, screened live on SkySports, in three weeks’ time.

There were also medals for Matthew Morrison, 2nd in the 200m, a year young, and Will Stibbs and Caitlin Scales, both Lower School, who finished 3rd in the 800m and 100m respectively.

Other notable finalists include:

Inters:

Fafowara 200m DNS &100m 7th
Omojokun 200m 6th
Morrison 400m DNS

Chukwu 100mH 7th TJ 5th

Oghene 200m / TJ 6th

Allen 300m 5th

Juniors:

Scutt 200m 4th
Stevens LJ 7th 200m 6th
Alireza Shot 5th

Pre-Junior:
Gedye Discus 5th
Caney Shot 5th

Stibbs / Titchen 1500m 11th/ 12th

Dunne 800m 10th

On the same day, a Senior team travelled to Sevenoaks to compete in a triangular tournament and, although much depleted, there were some great performances, most notably a win in the 4 x 100m relay with only one member of our normal, trained, quartet. This is testament to the strength in depth the Seniors have in the Sprints.