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6th July 2021

Exceptional Athletics season for Oakham School athletes

It has been an exceptional Athletics season for Oakham athletes who have picked up an extraordinary number of new records and wins. Achievements include:

Open Meet Athletes on Power of 10 competitions: 

Helen Braybrook (F7), Isabelle Skelton (F6,), Peter Braybrook (F6), Fabian Powell (F4), Sofia Barrett (F3) Charlotte Blackman (F3) 

10 School Records were broken in Open Meets. Izzy Skelton broke 6, Sofia Barrett broke 3 

12th May – Izzy Skelton did the double at the Loughborough Open breaking the 200m and the 400m Senior Girls Records. 

23rd May – Izzy ran at the Loughborough International running in the Woman’s 400m, earning 3rd place and a record time of 55.3s 

8th June – Sofia Barrett ran the 300m in a new Junior Girls School Record time of 40.9s. This puts her #1 in the country. She followed this up an hour later running the 200m breaking a second school record in 26.7s.  

13th June – Izzy competed in the Counties National U20 Championships earning a National Silver Medal & breaking the Senior Girls 400m School record again in a time of 55.18s. 

15th June – Sofia broke the Junior Girls 100m record at the Kettering Open, adding to the 300m and the 200m from the week before.  

Leicester & Rutland Weekend Fixtures: 

4 Meets, 16 School Records & 148 1st Places 

Junior Girls – 33 1st places & 5 School Records were broken. 4 x 100m relay team at Oundle, Sofia Barrett broke the 100m at Oundle and repeated the feat a week later again at Oundle, Sammy Kaczmar broke the U13 200m record running for the Junior girls & Roe Mee broke the 2004 Jr Girls Shot record. 

Junior Boys – 16 1st Places 

Inter Girls – 27 1st places & the 2003 School Record was broken by Issy Golland in the Hurdles at Rugby. The 4 x 100 Relay team closed in on the 50s breaking a 2012 record running 51.2s. 

Inter Boys – 25 1st Places & 1 School Record was broken by the 4x 100m relay team who broke the 45s barrier at Oundle.  

Senior Girls – 38 1st Places & 8 School Records were broken in Open Meets. Izzy Skelton broke 5 (Hurdles 2x, 400m x2, Long Jump) Helen Braybrook the 800m 3x.  

Senior Boys – 10 well-earned 1st Places 

A special mention must also go those athletes who performed at the National Achilles Relays at Oxford University on 24th June. Over 14 races there were 9 wins, 7 medal winners, 5 second places, 5 new Achilles Records, 8 new School Records!!! Read more here.

Head of Athletics Mr Tref Vandoros is immensely proud of the athletes and praised their hard work, dedication, and ambition. 

To view further competition results and highlights click here. 

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