Sporting Seaford College students shine

The Seaford College team at the Midsummer 5
The Seaford College team at the Midsummer 5

SEAFORD COLLEGE sent a team of five students and seven staff to the Midsummer five-mile race.

Conditions were almost perfect although the wind was a bit of an issue on the exposed track at times.

Like last year, Elliot Lewis (Year 11) was first student across the line and Anabelle Jeffries (Year 11) was the first girl home for Seaford.

The team were raising money for their chosen charity Whizz-kidz, for whom they have already raised £1,600.

Further sponsored events organised for the rest of term at the school near Petworth are a sponsored bike ride around the Isle of Wight, a Steyning round-hill romp-run and the Three Peaks Challenge.

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Meanwhile, Seaford College pupils were highly-successful in the Sussex schools athletics finals in Crawley.

Harry Marchant, who won gold in the senior boys’ 400m hurdles, setting a new school record in the process. Ross Hinton won gold in the senior boys’ long jump.

Seaford racked up several silver medals. Simon Ward won silver in the junior boys’ javelin and has been selected for the county team. Both the senior and junior boys won silver in the relay.

Flying the flag for the girls was Charlotte Reading, who won an impressive bronze in the 800m. Jack Glascott won bronze in the junior boys’ discus, as did Hugo Squires in the intermediate boys’ 200m. The inter boys picked up another bronze in the relay.

Antony Cook, Seaford College’s director of sport, said: “These results show all the hard work that has been put in by all pupils and the coaching team, and I am very proud of all those who competed in the county athletics finals.”

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