70 Gillotts students have just returned from the Area Athletics Trials at Tilsbury Park, Abingdon which saw them competing against teams from Chiltern Edge, Langtree, Icknield, The Oratory, Wallingford, Didcot Girls, Wheatley Park, Cranford House and St. Birinus.
The Gillotts Year 7 and Year 10/11 girls teams took first position overall with some outstanding individual performances.
In Year 7 Sienna Wright is a name to watch. Sienna claimed 1st place in the 100m, 200m, and long jump and then was part of the winning Year 7 relay team. Georgina Ashby (Year 8) came second in the 100m and long jump. Daisy Weiser (Year 9) put in another great performance taking 1st in the 100m, 200m, long jump and again was part of the winning Year 8/9 relay team.
The Year 10/11 girls relay team also swept aside the competition for an easy win. Lulu Broadbent and Becky Barry were in the top 100m and 200m places with Lulu also taking first in the long jump. Katie Knight was second in the 300 metres, Poppy Priestly took 1st in the shot putt with Freya Meeks 2nd, and Morgan Hanson managed to fit in 2nd place in the 800m in the middle of her GCSE exams.
For the boys there were strong performances from Gabriel Gierczyk, and Sergej Vujosevic in the shot putt, Gabriel also took second in the discus and Sonny Martin in the 100m and 200m. The Year 8 /9 boys relay team were 2nd and the Year 10/11 boys relay team 3rd. Winning athletes will now be invited to compete in the Oxfordshire county trials in June.