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Combe Pafford Sports Day

COMBE Pafford’s middle and upper school produced a sports day to remember despite the damp conditions. 

The classes each represented a different country and competed against children from other classes in their year group.

It made for some healthy competition capped by a number of stunning performances and the children did themselves and their parents proud.

The 150 metre sprint was first up with year 7 lining up for the sprint showdown.

Logan McLelland led the way with a powerful run with Owen Hall racing home in second and Joseph Francis finishing in third. Kiemera Clark produced a plucky performance to finish in fourth spot.

The Year 8 race produced a thrilling spectacle with Thomas Hocking pipping Callum Lee to first spot after overhauling him on the final bend.

Ainslie Leach came with a late burst to book third place and Callum Williams came home in third place.

Thomas said: “Callum Lee went out quickly but I was patient and struck on the final bend.

“I am delighted to finish in first place.”

Owen Bellamy led the way in the year 9 race and maintained his lead to finish in first with Cameron Harris hot on his heels in second. Adam Tamba secured third place with a blistering finish down the final straight.

In the year 10 race Callum Dowen held off the challenge from Jessy Motteram to finish in first place with Jessy clinching second place.

Fenton Miller booked third place and Sky Beadle came over the line in fourth.

Callum said: “I’m pleased to win the race. It was tough out there and slippery as well. It was a good race and well done to everyone who took part.”

While the 150 metres sprint was taking place, children were competing in the javelin event.

Nicole Kilbee launched a huge throw to win the year 7 event with Tegan Brown coming second and Phoebe Stewart finishing third.

Connor Johnson hurled a monster throw to win the year 8 event with Ben Barrington securing second and Devon Smail in third place.

The year 9 javelin saw Jacob Yonwin snatch first place, while Cameron Harris was second and Mikey Simmons third.

In the year 10 javelin Joshua Deane produced a fine throw to finish in first with Kara Scully in second and Azrah Bradford-Jones in third.

In the year 7 long jump Nathan Johnson finished in first, Chloe Dunford was second and Matthew Roberts came third.

Ben Barrington sealed first place in the year 8 long jump with Ben Barker in second spot and George Turner grabbing third place.

In the year 9 long jump Mikey Simmons excelled to clinch first spot, while Cameron Harris snatched second and Owen Bellamy finished in third.

Finally, in the year 10 long jump, Sky Beadle wrapped up first place with George Pike in second and Robert MacMillan in third place.

Nathan Johnson held off the challenge of Phoebe Stewart to clinch first place in the 70 metre sprint and Tegan Brown finished in third.

In the year 8 sprint, Kieran Binmore powered his way to first place with Ella Bennett in second and Ben Barrington in third.

The year 9 race was a closely-fought affair as Jacob Yonwin edged victory by a matter of inches over Adam Tamba with Ryan Lewis-Thomas (9C) clinching third.

Callum Dowen came from behind to triumph in the year 10 sprint with Vanessa Raybould in second and Thomas Houghton in third place.

Marcus Cann produced a stunning display of distance running to win the year 7 600 metre race, with Mia Stewart in second and sister Phoebe in third.

In the year 8 race, Callum Lee maintained his lead from the start to clinch first with Thomas Hocking conjuring a powerful finish to finish second. Ainslie Leach pipped Alex James to third spot.

Owen Bellamy led from the front to triumph in the year 9 event, while Rupert Masters clinched second and Joseph Ingram was third.

In the year 10 race Jessy Motteram turned on the gas down the final straight to fend off the challenge from Sky Beadle. Sky finished in second and Skye Adams was in third.

In the year 7 shot put, Aimee-Jo Slade-Duley threw her way to victory with Bradley Lander in second and Kiemera Clark in third.

In the year 8 event, Kieran Jones clinched first and Tommy Creswell wasn’t far behind in second while Ben Barker was third.

Mikey Simmons came home in first in the year 9 event, Cameron Harris was second and Rupert Masters third.

In year 10, Robert MacMillan bagged first, Joshua Deane was second and Abbie Shermer booked third place.

In the basketball, 9K overcame 9B; 9A and 9C drew 1-1; 10s triumphed over 10W; 8H secured victory over 7P; 7H defeated 7M and 8M edged victory against 8B.

In the year 7 relay race, 7H, representing New Zealand were first, while 8M, representing Uruguay, won the year eight race.

Meanwhile, in the year 9 relay showdown, a gripping finish saw Mexico edge out Brazil with Australia in third spot.

Finally, in the year 10 race, a photo finish saw USA secure the slenderest of victories over Cuba.