Tyrese top performer at National Schools Championship

Oakham School pupils, Tyrese Johnson-Fisher (14), Sam Clarke (16), Leon Patel- Champion (17), Oriana Simmonds (15) Toya Afolabi (14) EMN-140630-152158001
Oakham School pupils, Tyrese Johnson-Fisher (14), Sam Clarke (16), Leon Patel- Champion (17), Oriana Simmonds (15) Toya Afolabi (14) EMN-140630-152158001

Oakham School pupil Tyrese Johnson Fisher broke records this weekend at the prestigious English Schools’ Athletics Championships held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Tyrese won the U15 Boys 100m final in an impressive 10.92 seconds.

Emma Hornsby EMN-140714-155442001

Emma Hornsby EMN-140714-155442001

Oakham School assistant director of sport James Clarke said: “This was just shy of the Championship record.

“It was a fantastic run, where he comprehensively beat the fastest sprinters in the country, as well as gaining a new personal best and a new school record.”

Tyrese was one of five Oakham School pupils at one of the largest athletics events in the world, comprising the UK’s est school age athletes.

Sam Clarke ran a pb for 15th in the U17 Boys Hurdles (14.04 seconds), Toyo Afolabi was 9th in the U15 Boys Shot (12.12m), Oriana Simmonds 12th in the U17 Girls Shot (11.15m), and Leon Patel came 11th in the U19 Boys Shot (11.95m).

The Oakham School pupils joined the Leicestershire & Rutland team of 35 athletes from around the county. They qualified for the event by winning the County Championships in June but also having to reach a hard entry standard.

Bourne Grammar School had three athletes representing Lincolnshire at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham, the pinnacle of school athletics.

Lily Hughes ran strongly into a headwind in the Senior Girl’s 100m for third in her heat in 12.31s, narrowly missing a spot in the final.

In the Senior Girl’s Long Jump, Emma Hornsby jumped 5.47m for seventh place.

Lily ran the second leg and Emma anchored the Lincolnshire 4x100m relay team which qualified for the final against the larger counties.

They finished in a very creditable fifth place in a National Standard time of 47.76s. Emma and Lily helped the Lincolnshire senior girls’ team to win the team trophy.

Jamie Horne competed in the Inter Boys High Jump competition and finished in fourth place on countback with 1.93m, the same height as third place but an early failure proved costly.

Jamie’s performance has gained him selection to represent the North East of England at the UK School Games which are being held in Manchester in September.