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Hurst Junior Athletics Championships

28th June 2016

After the success of the Senior team at K2 in the Sussex Championships last Friday this time it was our Junior team who had the chance to show what they can do against the best that Sussex has to offer! In total there were around 26 different schools participating and we took a team of 19 pupils from Years 3 to 5 covering 31 events, so we were in for a busy day of track and field. Expectations were high with medals, records and PB’s in touching distance.




Year 5 Boys

Long Jump – Liban 3.26m – Heats – 12th

High Jump – Luca 1.05m – Final – 10th

Cricket Ball Throw – Alistair 35.59m – Heats – 9th

800m – Alistair 2.59.64 – Final – 7th

300m – Jake 59.62 – Graded Final 12th

200m – Antony 37.10 – Heats – 7th

100m – Antony 16.62 – Heats – 6th

70m Hurdles – Luca 17.75 – Heats – 6th

4x100m Relay – Antony, Jake, Liban, Luca 1.09.75 – Heats – 6th


Year 5 Girls

Long Jump – Emily 3.07m – Heats – 11th

Rounders Ball Throw – Alana 31.00m – Final – 4th

800m – Mallory 3.14.76 – Final – 7th

300m – Mallory 55.88 – Graded Final – 6th (School Record, Personal Best)

200m – Beth 36.87 – Heats – 6th

100m – Macie 17.19 – Heats – 6th

70m Hurdles – Beth 15.34 – Final – 4th

4x100m Relay – Emily, Mallory, Macie, Beth 1.10.37 – Heats – 5th


Year 4 Boys

Long Jump – Luke 3.34m – Final – 5th

High Jump – Samuel 1.00m – Final – 11th

Cricket Ball Throw – Nicholas 34.27m – Final – 5th

600m – Archie 2.06.22 – Graded Final – 6th (School Record, Personal Best)

200m – Nicholas 34.20 – Final – 4th

75m – Samuel 11.94 – Final 5th

4x100m Relay – Nicholas, Wesley, Luke, Samuel 1.04.31 – Final – 3rd (Bronze, Personal Best)


Year 4 Girls

Long Jump – Ella 3.44m – Final – 4th (School Record, Personal Best)

High Jump – Zara 1.14m – Final – 2nd (Silver, Personal Best)

Rounders Ball Throw – Biba 22.47m – Final – 8th (Personal Best)

600m – Gabrielle 2.07.57 – Graded Final – 2nd (Silver, School Record, Personal Best)

200m – Gabrielle 36.56 – Final – 7th

75m – Ella 12.61 – Final 7th

4x100m Relay – Biba, Gabrielle, Zara, Ella 1.06.62 – Final – 2nd (Silver, Championship Record*, Personal Best)


*The Year 4 Girls relay team broke the Hurst Championship Record in the heats but then in the final, Vinehall ran 0.2s quicker for the record to be broken for a 2nd time that day. We held the record for around 90 minutes!


The competition at this event is phenomenal and as each year passes the talent grows and grows. Athletics at Copthorne is clearly on the up and our youngsters did not let us down by bringing home 4 medals (3 silver and 1 bronze), breaking 4 school records and also 6 personal bests. There is almost a gladiatorial feel about athletics with individuals going head to head and you can feel the adrenaline pumping through the children as they are about to compete. I am already looking forward to next year when expectations will be even higher and competition for places in the team will increase with more interest.


Well done to all 19 children who took part; you did your school proud. Also, a big thank you to the parents that came to cheer on the team.  I hope you were impressed with the talent on show and with the performances of our children…I was!



Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!


Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on