RECORDS tumbled at Trinity Academy’s 2012 Sports Day as pupils battled to the tape in a series of thrilling finishes.
Five records were broken at the Keepmoat Stadium’s athletics arena - the highlight of which saw Year Seven youngster Luke Pike set a new best time in the Year Eight 1500m.
Pike was shadowed by Josh Wilson for the majority of the race until he burst clear in the final 50m for a time of 5:25.
Abbie Dixon completed a full house in the Year 10 girls’ shot putt, having already broken the record twice in the last two years.
Going into the final round of throws she had some distance to make up but threw 9.46m to beat her previous record by 46cm.
Brandon Wilmot made history in the Year 10 boys’ high jump with a new record of 1.75m.
Kieran Wood took the Year Nine shot putt record with 11.05m, while Jack Fletcher added 3m to the previous best throw in the Year 10 discus with 27.47m.
Other star performers were Year Sevens Owen Blake and Frankie Middleton who won the boys’ and girls’ sprint double.
Cameron Jones, of Year 10, also won the 100m and 200m, while Ellie Bailey in Year Eight won all three of the events that she entered.
Kings house were crowned winners of the event, followed by Shepherds and Poets.
Dave Potts, head of PE at Trinity Academy, said: “In amongst all of the winners are the real stars who take one for the team and compete just to squeeze an extra point for their house.
“Callum Brett and Abbie Dixon both ran distance events when nobody else was willing to step forward.
“Abbie in particular must have special mention as the 800m and shot putt is not a traditional combination.” He added: “As ever, the behaviour and attitude of all students was impeccable and it was another superb sports day for Trinity Academy.”