District Athletics Champions

Tuesday 21 May 2024 | By Megan Connor

What a day at the District Schools Athletics Competition; where 12 schools from across Stockton arrived at Middlesbrough Sports Village to compete across a range of track and field events. 

Firstly, our Preliminary Girls (Year 7) Tinashe, Flo, Betsy, Amelie and Evie were unbelievable.  Out of 8 events, they won five and finished second in a further two. 

Tinashe won the 200m and long jump comfortably and Amelie smashed her PB to cross the line well ahead in the 800m (2 mins 47 seconds). The Preliminary Boys, a team of just four, Archer, Jacob, Gideon and Oliver, worked incredibly hard to cover all of the events and gained points across the board. 

The Junior teams were made up of pupils from Years 8 and 9.  The boys, captained by Kyle, had a number of great performances.  Kyle led by example, winning the 800m and placing 2nd in the 1500m.  Spencer won both the shot and discus, with the others collecting valuable points, too.  The Junior girls, captained by Annabel and Martha, finished in the top three in an impressive 10 out of 11 events.  There were great performances from Annabel, 2nd in the 1500m and 1st in the high jump, and Tendai, not to be outdone by her sister, who won the shot put round with a superb throw of 8m 40. 

Our Intermediate competitors (Year 10 and 11) worked hard and contributed to the overall totals, which were now mounting in our favour. Luca won the 100m with ease, Yasmin held on to win the 800m with a new PB and Matthew and Joel won both discus and high jump respectively. 

Each event is point scoring, with 6 points for 1st down to 1 point for 6th.  The results were as follows for THS:

  • Overall Boys Team – 1st Place
  • Overall Girls Team – 1st Place 
  • Preliminary Girls – 1st 
  • Preliminary Boys –  3rd
  • Junior Girls – 2nd
  • Intermediate Girls – 2nd
  • Intermediate Boys – 3rd

Overall Champions: Teesside High School (by over 48 points)

14 pupils will now go forward to represent the District Athletics Team. Huge congratulations to all of our athletes; these are the best results we have ever had at this competition and this reflects your hard work and commitment in both PE lessons and enrichment.

Miss Turnbull