30 Jun 2018
Sports Round-up - June

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In athletics, Lower Sixth Elise and Ollie Thorner and Year 11 Marcia Sey will represent Team GB at the European U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary in July in the 2000m steeplechase, decathlon and 100m hurdles respectively. Millfield’s Director of Athletics, Alan Richardson, will be coaching at the Championships.

Prior to their Team GB selections, Elise Thorner maintained her top eight European ranking in the 2000m steeplechase and Marcia Sey also maintained her European number 1 ranking for 2018 in the 100m hurdles at the England Athletics U20 Championships and European U18 Trials in Bedford. Lower Sixth Tait Jones also won the U18 event in the discus with a score of 40.69.

From the results of the 2018 Somerset Schools Athletics Championships, Millfield now have 25 athletes with a national schools entry standard. New championship records were set by Lower Sixth Anna Brophy (senior girls’ high jump, 1.72m) and Year 9 Amira Weightman Dauda (junior girls’ high jump, 1.64m) and Charlotte Taylor (junior girls’ pole vault, 2.20m).

Thirty-seven athletes represented Somerset at the South West Schools Championships, with championship best performances from Year 10 Jami Schlueter (long jump of 6.86m) and Year 11 Millie Wills (steeplechase with 4.59.94). Millie is now ranked number one in the UK for steeplechase. National standards were achieved in the throws by Upper Sixth Emily Dibble (javelin), Year 9 Sophie Hamilton (discus), Lower Sixth Rotuk Rahedi (shot putt), Year 10 Millie Quaintance (javelin) and Year 9 Jadiel Wahab (shot putt).

At the South West Combined Event Championships, Year 10 Jami Schlueter gained a personal best in the inter boys octathlon, which ranks him 2nd in the UK for 2018.

In cricket, the Meyers XI won the national U18 final at Arundel Castle against Charterhouse School by 6 wickets after winning against Sedbergh School in the semi-final.

The Atkinson’s XI won against Whitgift School by 7 wickets in the national U17 semi-final to qualify for the U17 national final in September. The U14 team won the County Final against King’s Taunton by 10 wickets. This now sends them through to the Lord’s Taverners U15 competition next year.The girls’ U15 team, led by Year 10 Harriet Dimdore-Miles, also won against St. Swithun’s by 76 runs to get through to the national semi-final.

Lower Sixth pupils Kasey Aldridge, Lewis Goldsworthy and Julius Sumerauer and Year 11 Ned Leonard have been added to the England U19 Training Squad to work around the Test Match team in preparation for the U19 Test Series against South Africa.

Lewis Goldsworthy also played in the Somerset 2nd XI One Day Trophy final against Middlesex. He joined OMs Fin Trenouth and Max Waller in the Somerset side and played against OM Tom Lace for Middlesex in the final, where Middlesex won the match by one wicket.

In other OM news, George Hankins was selected to play for an England XI vs West Indies A team match at Headingly, where he opened the batting and scored 26.

OM Gregg Willows has been selected for England U19s in their upcoming Test Series vs South Africa. Gregg has also been awarded a professional contract with Gloucestershire CCC until the end of the summer.

In dance, Lower Sixth Alice Kramer has passed with merit the Advanced 1 Royal Academy of Dance exam, which is commonly taken by dancers committed full time to dance. This exam gives Alice the opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications to an advanced level in ballet.

In equestrian, Lower Sixth Talullah Bartlett has been long-listed for the GB Junior Team for this year’s European Championships.

At the NSEA Dressage event hosted at Millfield, Millfield teams took the top three spots.

In golf, Year 9 Jo Champion is the Somerset Girls U18 18 hole champion. Lower Sixth Alex Cornell is the Dorset Girls champion. In the South West Schools Championships at Wells, Year 10 Ellie Lace finished 5th (81 / 79) and Year 11 Charlie Goss 9th (75 / 78). They now go forward to play in the England Schools’ National Finals at The Shire.

Ellie also represented Millfield in the National Schools’ golf tournament at The Shire, finishing runner-up with a 36 hole total of 152 (77+75). This finish gets Ellie selection to represent England U18 Schools in International matches against Scotland and Wales later in the summer.

Year 11 Mimi Rhodes finished 40th in the German U18 Girls Championships and was invited to play in the ANNIKA Invitational 2018, where she finished 5th. Mimi has also been selected to represent England U18 in the forthcoming European Championships at Forsgarden Golf Club in Sweden from the 10–14 July.

Year 11 William O’Halloran finished runner-up in the Enmore Park Junior Open (gross) and Year 11 Sky Pinto finished runner-up in the Nett event.

Lower Sixth Olivia Hirschfield represented Hertfordshire Ladies in their County match.

In hockey, Lower Sixth pupils Stuart Rushmere, Vicki McCabe and Louis Wrenn played in matches for England U18s two match series against Scotland, with Vicki scoring one goal in the women’s’ match and Stuart scoring two in the men’s match.

In pentathlon, Lower Sixth Will Howard has been selected to represent GB at the U19 Pentathlon European Championships in Poland this summer.

In outdoor education, 21 Lower Sixth pupils successfully completed their Gold assessed DofE expedition in the Brecon Beacons. Nineteen pupils also completed their Silver expedition in the Black Mountains and 41 pupils completed their Bronze expedition on Exmoor.

In polo, the Millfield novice team became national champions at the Schools and Universities Polo Association (SUPA) Championships, with Millfield’s A team finishing 3rd in the Open section. In OM news, James McCarthy and his team won the subsidiary final of the Cartier Queens Cup.In rugby, OM Adam Hastings made his Scotland debut in their 48-10 win over Canada, as well as playing in the match against Argentina.

In squash, OM Mohamed Elshorbagy has retained his world number 1 title in the PSA World rankings.

In tennis, at the Gosling Summer National Tour event, Year 10 Alex Knox-Jones won the U16 singles and doubles, and Upper Sixth Matthew Carroll and Lower Sixth Alex Hyman were runners up in the U18 doubles.

At the Redland Green Junior Open, Year 10 Sam Harris won the U16 singles and the U18 doubles with partner Year 11 Luke Tweed, and Year 9 Caitlin Mcloughlin won the U18 singles.

The girls’ first team and boys’ second team both qualified to join the boys’ first team at the National Schools Finals, taking place in Nottingham in mid-July.

The boys’ team played a fixture against the Royal Navy on the grass, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

At the Millfield Tennis Festival, both boys’ and girls’ teams played fixtures against OM sides, with the OM girls winning in a shootout and the OM boys winning 7-2.

In swimming, at the Finnish Nationals, Year 9 Isabella Renwick won two bronze medals in the 200m individual medley and 100m Fly, and four silvers in relay events.

Thirty-eight pupils qualified for British National Championships and 33 for the Home Nations Championships. Lower Sixth pupils Jakob Goodman, Emma Harvey, Abigail Hurst and Santos Villalon, as well as Year 10 Waris Mills and OM Brodie Williams, competed against some of the best swimmers in the world at the prestigious International Mare Nostrum Tour.