Ruislip High School sent 30 pupils from Year 9 and 10 (full student list below). All students were a credit to the school both in competition and in appearance amongst other schools in the borough.
Alex, Year 10, got Ruislip off to a flying start, winning the 800m in a straight final. Alex dictated the tempo early and stuck to his own plan, allowing others to press ahead without them getting too far ahead. Within the second lap, Alex put his foot down and controlled the race from there, finishing comfortably ahead at 2 minutes 23 seconds.
Anna, Year 10, competed in the 300m race: she finished second comfortably in her first heat and then prevailed victoriously in the final with a time of 46.84. Congratulations Anna on a fantastic end result.
The Year 9s competing in their first senior event also started strong with Zoe competing and winning gold in the Javelin. She threw at a distance of 22.85m - well done!
Jake, Year 9, ran in the daunting 85m hurdles and made light work of the competition, showing his composure at each hurdle and winning gold by a time of 12.84. Teighan, Year 9, competed in the 200m and won gold in the high jump event. Her jump of 1.40m was a clear winner to the runner-up at 1.36m. Jaydon, Year 9, who competed in the 200m, won gold in the long jump with a best jump of 4.82m. He certainly enjoyed his victory.
Sam, Year 10, who won gold in the discus event last year, settled for silver this time, missing out on gold by 1 metre with a throw of 21.12m. A fantastic effort from a reliable pupil who gives 100% in everything he tries.
Joe, Year 10, ran in the 1500m. He is usually more comfortable dominating on the football pitch, but here, he controlled 99% of the race. It was a superb effort and in his attempt to secure the gold, he stretched ahead in the final lap to create a gap. Unfortunately, in the last 150m, a sprint finish started, where he agonisingly lost out by three tenths of a second. His recorded time was 4 minutes 41.54 seconds. A great effort - and Joe would be back later in the day for more.
Zayn, Year 10, RHS’s star sprinter, made light work of his first heat, winning comfortably, and then dominated the final with a time of 11.09 seconds. If you ever get an opportunity to watch Zayn sprint, you should do so, as it is an impressive sight.
All pupils performed to the best of their ability, showing resilience, but also representing the school to the highest standards a pupil can at any event. The day was capped off by a fantastic performance from the Year 10 boys’ relay team: Joe, Alex, Rafferty and Zayn. The team came away with a gold medal - they should all be proud.
Jaydon 9D, Alfie 9D, Jake 9F, Adam 9S, Arun 9S, Yousuf 9S, Max 9B, Finley 9C, Alfie 9A, Kalina 9A, Teighan 9F, Chelsea-Rose 9C, Eliana 9B, Eve 9D, Maya 9W, Zoe 9B, Elena 9C.
Zayn 10W, Micah 10A, Jeremiah 10S, Alex 10W, Joe 10C, Rafferty 10D, Sam 10F, Oliver 10C, Alice 10S, Anna 10B, Sara 10W, Neriah 10S.