Ridgeway School find their form at Track and Field Cup
RIDGEWAY School’s Inter Boys won the regional final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup at the weekend.
The event, which took place at Winchester Athletics Stadium, saw competitors from each school compete in one track and one field event, scoring points towards a team total.
And after the 13 disciplines, which included a 100m 4x100m relay, Ridgeway finished top of the pile with 433 points, six clear of Hampshire’s Robert May’s School.
In the 100m Gamuchiral Dumbushena and Emmanuel Kwarteng-Abrokwa represented Ridgeway.
Dumbushena’s time of 12.3 seconds notched 20 points for Ridgeway while Kwarteng-Abrokwa’s 12.5 second sprint picked up 18 points for the team.
In the 200m Jonny McDowell secured 23 points thanks to his time of 24.3 secs while Allrio McCalla scored 16 points with his time of 26.3 secs.
Jordan Lea grabbed 23 points in the 300m thanks to his trip of 40.1 secs while Ethan Tull scored 17 points with his time of 42.3 secs.
In the 800m Oliver While’s time of 2:31.6 gave Ridgeway 18 points while Jack Plumb’s time of 2:22.2 added a further 15 points.
Ridgeway didn’t fair so well in the 1500m although Liam Swan and Will Fieldsend’s respective seven and 10 point haul still proved valuable points for Ridgeway in their overall winning margin of six points.
In the hurdles, Ridgeway scored big points with Johan Warensjo’s 12.1 second time securing 24 points while Marcus Raymond’s 13 second trip notched another 20 points.
Warensjo added another 22 points in the high jump thanks to his 1.68m clearance while Raymond notched 16 points in the same event.
In the long jump, Ridgeway also did well as Dowell’s 5.63m leap gave him 21 points with Dumbushena’s 5.47m effort adding a further 19 points.
White and Fieldsend added scores of 13 and 12 points in the triple jump while in the shot throws of 11.03 from McCalla 11.03m from Swan netted 19 and 18 points respectively.
Rogers scored 18 points in the discus thanks to his 26.71m throw while Pumb’s 25.61 effort secured 25.61 points.
Longmore scored 16 points in the javelin courtesy of his 33.02m throw with Tull adding a further 12 points.
Finally, in the 4x100m relay Ridgeway scored 19 points thanks to their 49.8 second with Brad Vardy, George Longmore, Callum Rogers and Jordan Lea leading them home.
Ridgeway now progress to the Cup Final on Saturday, July 5.
Another Swindon school, Lydiard Park Academy scored 382 points in their regional final staged in Yeovil but that wasn’t enough to qualify for the Cup Final.