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Sports Day 2017

COMBE Pafford’s sports day was hailed a resounding success as parents and children enjoyed a feast of competitive racing and team events.

Not even sporadic showers could dampen spirits for the middle and upper school’s annual event in the morning.

The 70 metre sprint events witnessed a series of hotly-contested races.

Jakes Williams clinched first place in the year seven event, Cameron Parle was second while Liam Hyde bagged third and Bradley Cox came home in fourth.

In the Year 8 race Marcus Cann dominated from start to finish to wrap up first spot. Owen Hall grabbed second and Jacob Hughes booked a third place finish.

Callum Williams blasted his way to first spot in the year nine race to hold off Devon Smail, who clinched second, and Callum Lee bagged third.  

Finally in the year 10 race, Adam Tamba produced a searing burst of pace to bag first, Brody Horton came home in second and Michael Thomas sealed third.

In the 150 metre race Connor Murphy held off Megan Johnson with Hannah Day pipping Declan Harvey to third spot in the year seven event.

In the year eight sprint showdown Marcus Cann powered his way to victory with a powerful display of running. Nathan Johnson fended off the challenge of Jacob Hughes to clinch second place.

Thomas Hocking breezed to victory in the year nine event, with Devon Smail coming strong down the final straight to secure second and David Lees claiming third.

In the year 10 showdown Owen Bellamy led from the front to secure first place and Sheldon Irvine pipped Adam Tamba into second.

The 600 metres saw a number of tactical races with some children reserving their energy for the final sprint.

In the year seven race Declan Harvey led the way before being overhauled by Lyam Hornby on the third lap and he went on to win. Leo Moxhay produced a powerful finish to claim second and Aleesha Bridgewood came home in third.

In the year eight event Marcus Cann made it a hat-trick of running triumphs with an imperious display of long-distance running. Nathan Johnston came home in second and Jacob Hughes popped over the line in third.   

In the year nine race, Callum Williams got off to a fast start and maintained his lead to hold off Alex James who finished with a flourish. Phoebe Nosworthy finished in third.

The year 10 long distance saw Owen Bellamy and Robbie Daley locked in a gripping battle down the final straight, with Bellamy clinging on to first spot. Ryan Lewis-Thomas was third.

The year seven javelin event saw Ashley Coles hurling his way to victory, with Chelsea Walters in second and Christopher Dobson in third.

In the year eight event Joshua French secured first place, Luca James grabbed second and Liam Opie snatched third spot.

Connor Johnson made it back-to-back javelin triumphs as he hoisted a winning throw as Barrie Setchfield secured second and Charlie Willson came third.

And in the year 10 event Jacob Yonwin launched a huge throw to claim first, while Leon Major finished second and Sam Coleridge sealed third.

In the year seven long jump Cameron Parle bagged first, Bradley Cox was second and Lyam Hornby grabbed third spot.

Jacob Hughes won the year eight long jump, Joseph Francis was second and Andrew Carter clinched third.

Kieran Blake wrapped up first place in the year nine long jump with Rafal Kasprzyk in second and Elisha Evett- Carter in third.

In the year seven shot put Declan Harvey clinched the honours, with Suzanne Anderson second and Tyler Degowan third.

Bradley Lander hoisted a winning throw to be crowned year eight champion, with Eli Mason giving him a run for his money in second and Ky Eggbear was third.

In the year nine event Kieran Blake was first, Sterling Kuhn second and George Turner finished in third.

Owen Bellamy was crowned champion in the year 10 event to leave Robbie Daley in second, while Leon Major and Jack Baldwin were tied in third.

In handball 7C beat 7P, 8K beat 8B, 7B defeated 7O and 8D lost to 8M.

The last series of events were the 4 x 50 metre relays. In the year 7 team event 7B produced a powerful display to secure the honours with 7O in second and 7P in third.

Meanwhile, the year eight saw a thrilling finish with Jacob Hughes holding off Chloe Dunford to lead 8K to victory.

In the year nine race Callum Lee led 9B to victory to fend off 9C’s Ben Smith and Robbie Daley took 10S to victory in the year 10 relay.