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CAN students take part in the Norwich City Schools Y7-10 Athletics Championships

On Monday 22nd May over 70 CAN students took part in the Norwich City Schools Athletics Championships at the UEA in the glorious Norfolk sunshine.

Students arrived at school at 8:30 for final preparations for the big day; finalising their events and checking the all-important schedule with the help of the sports leaders to keep things running smoothly. The students impressed both on and off the track throughout the day with some excellent performances, behaviour and sportsmanship on show.

The field events started and the competitors made their way to their first events. Mr Taylor was in charge of the Javelin event receiving some excellent help from Tara Rust and Billy Armes-Timbers, meanwhile the students ticking over the points on the board for CAN. Bita Kiza’s performance in the U17 long jump was the highlight of the field events as he managed to win the event. Well done to Josh Stone who also gave a strong performance in the same event.

Well done to the small but willing band of Year 7 girls Lauren-Rose Wilson, Gemma March, Kyra Dray and Sophia Bland who all bravely volunteered to compete in 3 events each, the maximum allowed in order to earn some valuable points for the school. Mentions must also go to Jess Peel and Tara Rust for setting their reservations aside and competing in events to the best of their ability for the good of the team. Overall, it was notable the positive and supportive community spirit shown between the CAN students throughout the day.

CAN students stepped up their game further when I came to the track events with some excellent performances. Wilondja Rajabu was a flyer on the track winning both the 100m and 200m U14 races. Etien Omari also won the U17 100m race. Simone Ogoba stepped up for the girls, winning the U15 Girls 100m.

With lots of hard work throughout the day, the pinnacle came in the afternoon with the relay races for all age groups. The U17 boys finished second, the team was made up of Chrystian Mane, Bita Kiza, Etien Omari and Josh Stone. The U14 girls; Favor Ogoba, Rhoda Bisoci, Amy Rider and Ebony Mudd also finished in second place.

All students who managed to qualify to represent the Norwich School’s Sports Partnership (SSP) in the Norfolk Qualifying Athletics Competition who will compete against the North Norfolk, East, South and West SSPs are listed in the table below.

Staff: Mr Taylor, Miss Kitson, Miss Lee

Name Year Event
Wilondja Rajabu 8 100m
Wilondja Rajabu 8 200m
Simone Ogoba 8 100m
Alfie Murdoch 8 800m
Bita Kiza 10 Long Jump
Etien Omari 10 100m
Etien Omari 10 200m
Josh Ibbotson 10 100m