Athletics success

Well done to Oakham athletes, Luke, Evan and Isabelle who represented Leicester and Rutland at the ESAA (English Schools Athletics Association) Championships at Birmingham last weekend.

The two day event saw Form 5 student Evan win Silver in the Intermediate Boys 200m (21.85s), narrowly missing Gold by 0.1 of a second. His result met the national qualifying time standard and is an Oakham School Record. Following hot on the heels of this accomplishment, Evan will now compete at a national level representing England at the SIAB (Schools International Athletic Board) International Track and Field competition, near Edinburgh this weekend. He will be running against competitors from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Isabelle (Form 3) competed in the Junior Girls 300m and finished 7th (40.99s). Her excellent result also met the national qualifying time as well as beating the Oakham School Record.
Luke (Form 6) took part in the Senior Boys Javelin and was placed 7th (51.23m).
Director of Athletics Trefon Vandoros said, “These are outstanding results and we are incredibly proud of them. It is all fantastic experience and we wish Evan the best of luck in this weekend’s competition.”
Oakham athletes have enjoyed much success lately with a record-breaking Summer Term and winning 43 medals at the County Championships.

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