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Records tumble at Boarding Superstars competition

Records tumble at Boarding Superstars competition

The inter-house Superstars, in its eighth year, is a team as well as an individual competition. 

There are eight activities, two of which are compulsory for all – the gym tests and Pwllycrochan run and, in addition, there are six skill-based events of which each competitor chooses four. 

There were individual wins for Lennart Paulsen in the Basketball lay-ups, narrowly missing out on Jordon Tam’s 2013 record time, Alex Benfield in the football, and two wins each for last year’s individual champion, Sydney Johnson in the Agility run and Pwllycrochan Avenue run.

Theo Bryant in the Gym tests and Golf, impressively knocking his 80-metre nine-iron to within five metres of the hole.

Sean Hughes who broke Ronnie Mueller’s Standing Long Jump record with an amazing 2.98m as well as setting a new best in the 50m sprint, beating Danny Evans’ 2015 time.

In the team event, going into the final event, the Pwllycrochan run, Beecholme were comfortable leaders but only two points separated the other three houses where the two best-placed scores counted.  So it was all to play for and the final team results were;

  • 1st: Beecholme 160 points
  • 2nd: Netherton 133 points
  • 3rd: Hathaway 129 points
  • 4th: Edwards 128 points

In the individual competition, every single one of the sixteen should be proud of their participation.  Going into the final event, again, placings were tight and six people could have won the overall title if results had gone their way.  In the event, the final standings were;

  • 1st: Theo Bryant (B) 82 points
  • 2nd: Alex Benfield (B) 78 points
  • 3rd: Joe Gardener (H) 77 points
  • 3rd: Will Lynch (B) 77 points


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