'We are the Champions'
The school athletics teams competed in the National Schools' Cup Final which was held at the Bedford International Athletics' Stadium on Saturday 5th July 2014. Our school has a fantastic record in this competition and the expectations of the girls are extremely high, as everybody wants to beat the girls "in the green vests"!
Going into the final after the regional rounds, our junior team had the highest score in the country and the intermediate girls were lying in 5th place with their score. After the most nail biting afternoon as we saw our lead disappear from 14 points to only 5 in the finals stages of the competition, the junior team was delighted and relieved when the final scores were announced. In 3rd place with 423 points was The Brentwood Ursuline School Essex, 2nd place was Cooper Coburn School Essex with 446 points and 1st was SHSG with 449 points!
The team: Molly Traynor, Harriet Moon, Elena Iruskieta, Brogan Ravenall, Joanna Rimmington, Juliette Le Mare, Sewa Adejoa, Dolita Shaw, Kendrea Nwaelene, Uche Okafor, Eleanor Butt, Hallie Lunn and Esther Odugbile.
The intermediate girls let their experience in this competition help them to leave absolutely everything they had on the track, with most of the team achieving times way above their targets. SHSG came in 3rd place with 31 points more than they scored in the regional round and an extremely creditable performance by the whole team - Annie White, Lois Wightman (who put the shot 10.91 metres -- a massive PB) Natasha May, Megan Richardson, Hannah Badger, Alisha Hayes, Lizzie Hughes, Lily Hewitt Bennett, Iona Doyle, Katie Faint, Victoria Kuponiyi, Ella Healey, Georgia Sasse and Shekinah Joseph.
A special mention must be given to Annie, Lois and Natasha who have represented the school since they were in year 7 and this was their last schools' cup competition.