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Annual Sports Day brings out the best in young athletes

Annual Sports Day brings out the best in young athletes

Talented athletes at Rydal Penrhos battled it out for bragging rights as the school’s annual Sports Day.

The event, which took place on Friday, May 19, took place at New Field and featured a number of thrilling and competitive races, with both house points and individual awards up for grabs for those that perform best on the day.

Year 8 pupil and Welsh Weightlifting star Josh Lynch turned in a number of eye-catching efforts to claim the Junior Boys’ title, and Emily Stubbings was rewarded for a series of fine performances to secure the Junior Girls’ crown.

A competitive Intermediate Boys’ category saw Zach Speakman emerge victorious, while the pair of Sydney Johnson and Keira Bonnington could not be separated in the Intermediate Girls’ section and shared the honour.

Lower Sixth pupil Mollie Smithfield marked her first Sports Day with the Senior Girls’ title, with Elliot Wilkinson’s performance in the 100 metres was his highlight en route to the Senior Boys’ cup.

Osborn house were successful in the Inter-House Relay Shield, while Elinor Davies scooped the 100 metre girls’ title with a time of 14 seconds.

Tom McCloskey produced another rousing display to make it back-to-back Boys’ Mile victories, with Sydney showing incredible determination to finish first in the Girls’ Mile.

After a highly competitive day of action, Wesley House were crowned overall winners of the competition, which went a long way to them taking home the Yeung Bowl House Cup at Speech Day.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This is always a highly anticipated event and this year’s showcase did not disappoint once again.

“We have a wealth of athletic talent here at Rydal Penrhos, and there is no better event for people to see this than Sports Day.”

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