Boys Set New School Athletics Records
Senior Boys Sport

Pupils from Bolton School Boys’ Division enjoyed a very successful day at Longford Park, Manchester competing in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Athletic Championships.

Three pupils posted new school records: Seb Casey recorded a time of 13.2 seconds in the Year 7 Hurdles and Jack Fletcher a time of 13.5 seconds in the Year 8 Hurdles; Chris Frank, a Year 9 pupil, ran the 300m in 38.7 seconds.

Five pupils qualified for the Junior (Year 8 and 9) Bolton team and were eligible to compete at the Greater Manchester Schools’ Championships. Charlie Simpson and David Kurlovic, both Year 9 pupils, ran times of 11.9 seconds and 12.1 seconds respectively in the 100m. Lucas Bishop, another Year 9 pupil, ran a 24.9 seconds 200m which saw him qualify to represent Bolton at the same GM Championships.

The School’s Junior team (Year 7 and 8) has qualified for the English Schools’ Track and Field Cup, which will take place after the half-term break, while the Intermediate team (Year 9 and 10) has qualified for the B Finals.

STOP PRESS - 24 June. A total of seven new School records have been posted this summer. Besides the three above, these records have also been posted:

Dan Bleakley in Year 7 posted a new 1500m record at 4:45 minutes (held previously by N M Smallridge since 1987).

Jason Abanda in Year 7 posted a new 300m record at 46.22 seconds.

Tobias James in Year 8 posted a new High Jump record at 1.45 metres (tied).

The Year 9 4x100 Relay Team comprising Charlie Simpson, David Kurlovic, Chris Frank and Oskar Fadil posted a new record time of 47.42 seconds.

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