July 2010 Sports news

County Athletics Championships

Following successful performances at the Salisbury Schools Area Athletics competition many girls competed at the County Championships on 12th June. Six South Wilts girls were especially successful and earned their place at the South West round in Exeter on 19th June. They were Amelia Clifford (2nd in 400m Hurdles and Flat), Abby Dalziel (5th in High Jump), Elisabeth Clifford (3rd in 75m Hurdles), Eleanor Ingram (5th in Javelin), Sophie Kalik (5th in 1500m) and Imogen Wolsey (1st in the 3km).

Amelia, Imogen and Elizabeth all performed well enough to be selected for the English Schools Track and Field Finals in Birmingham on 9th & 10th July. Amelia placed 7th in the 400m Hurdles, Elisabeth placed 6th in the heats for 75m Hurdles plus ran the first leg of the 4x100m relay (7th overall), and Imogen placed 5th in the 3km. Remarkable achievements, we are extremely proud of all of you. (Miss Salen)

County Pentathlon

5 girls attended this event at Marlborough College on Friday May 28th - Imogen Kunzer (Year 8), Elisabeth Clifford (Year 9), Hannah Brown, Rosanna Grant and Nicole Esdaile (All Year 10).

The girls all performed exceptionally well at the Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump, Hurdles and 800m. Imogen and Nicole came 4th in their age groups, Rosanna came third and Lizzie and Hannah came 2nd.

The year 10 girls won their age group as a team. Leading on from this event was the South West round at Millfield School over the weekend of the 26th and 27th June. From the previous round Lizzie qualified to represent the Wiltshire team in the Pentathlon on the 27th.

Rosanna, Nicole and Hannah all qualified for the Heptathlon which took place over the two days and also included Javelin and 200m. All the girls performed very well individually and as a team, Rosanna, Nicole and Hannah's team finished second in the South West, just missing out on qualification for the next round. Individually Hannah came 8th, Rosanna came 13th and Nicole came 20th. Lizzie had a fantastic day, qualifying 1st with the Wiltshire team and second individually in the South West, Lizzie will now go on to represent the South West in the next round. Well done to all the girls involved. (Miss Dew)


Three South Wilts teams competed in the Salisbury Schools Year 7 & 8 doubles tennis tournament at Victoria Park on 18th June. Squads 2 & 3 both came 2nd in their pools following strong performances from Tilly Clark, Ana O'Connor, Emily Walker, Clover Crosse, Molly Judd, Izzy Rutledge, Emma Evans, Megan Dunlop. Squad 1 - Imogen Kunzer, Hannah Richards, Milly Watson and Hope Mayhew, (right) won their pool so progressed to the final against Trafalgar and emerged victorious!

This secured a place in the County Final in Swindon on July 1st. The girls played Kingdown & Ridgeway and once again South Wilts won all matches to take home the County Winners trophy. Well done! (Miss Salen)

The PE Department and sixth formers enjoyed an afternoon of tennis on Court Number One at Wimbledon on July 3rd. We saw the girls singles final and two gentlemen's invitational doubles matches plus an array of tennis stars practising around the grounds - Martina Navratilova to name but one! (Miss Salen)

Equestrian Club Sandroyd School Tetrathlon

Shooting, Swimming, Cross Country Riding and Running. Rosanna Sykes, Alice Elgar, Frances Elgar and Emma Blackburn came 3rd in the team competition. (picture below) Well Done!

Dressage Championships

Alice Pearse and Toby won the unaffiliated dressage championships at Sparsholt College in Prelim. Well done! (Mrs Holland)

Salisbury Schools Swimming Gala

Many girls competed in this year's Swimming Gala which was fantastic. The girls faced stiff competition but won medals in many individual events.

The night ended with the relays in which South Wilts won every race in every age group, picking up trophies for the U16 medley and freestyle relays and the U14 medley and freestyle relays. This was a very successful night, well done to all the girls involved. (Miss Dew)

Lady Taverners Outdoor U13 & U15 County Finals

Both the U13 and U15 teams played superbly well on a scorching day at Trowbridge CC, both securing top spot and securing a place at the regional finals in Bournemouth on August 10th.

Each individual played a vital role throughout the day. Batting was strong and bowling was consistent, with some outstanding bowling performances from Clover Crosse and Hope Mayhew and Laura Jack behind the wicket. Well played girls and good luck for the next round. (Miss Cassidy)

Created: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | School News Page

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