School Sport; Athletics

Athletics - 1957

1957

We can look back on last year's Athletics with considerable satisfaction, because not only did the School attain a new level of achievement in the School Sports and especially in athletic meetings in which it competed, a reflection of the untiring work of Mr. Ninnim and Mr. Crispin, but for once it did not rain on Sports Day. In fact, the day was calm under a clear sky, which led to nine new records being established. The complete success of Sports Day was due once again to the high degree of organisation achieved by Mr. Ninnim.
The School was 3rd in the Bickersteth Cup, 3rd in the Walthamstow Schools' Sports, and 9th in the Champion Russell Cup, and in the Essex Sports, Walthamstow was represented by many Monoux boys. The following boys were successful in gaining places. Horlock, who was undoubtedly the School's best athlete last year, was first in the intermediate 100 yards in 10.7 seconds, Grimley was second in the intermediate long jump with 19 feet 1 inch, McColgan was placed second in the senior shot with 41 feet 2 inches, and Black was cheated of second place in the javelin by three inches with a fine throw of 158 feet 5 inches.
The prospects for next season look promising, and with the introduction next year of a scheme where seniors will train juniors in one particular event, and with winter athletic training organised by Mr. Crispin, our athletics should be even better.

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