Monearn picks up long-awaited sports day trophy

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More than 20 years after Monearn last won the Banchory Academy Sports Day trophy Tom Christie and Meggie Seymour were presented with the McIntosh Targe by Bert McIntosh in front of a delighted school crowd at Tillybrake.

PT guidance teacher Ms Middleton said she was very pleased with her house’s effort clinching the trophy by more than 100 points.

The whole school competed in track and field events throughout the morning. Long Jump and Shot Putt finals saw very good attempts at breaking school records - some having been held for more than 60 years. The ‘throw the welly’ event for S2 and S3 was an addition to the day’s programme and pupils were enthusiastically competing for house points. Pupils also competed seriously in 400m, 200m and 100m heats giving the crowd on the hill an exciting afternoon of finals run extremely well and in good spirit.

The afternoon started with an inter house ‘tug of war’ followed by both boys and girls 100m, 200m and relay finals. All event winners received medals and individual champions were presented with their trophy before the House winner was announced.

Results: S2 boys champion Qwen Lawrence (Monearn), S2 girls champion Rosa Hare (Monearn), S3 boys champion Rohan Hutcheon (Ternan), S3 girls champion Polly Christie (Monearn), S4 boys champion Iain Hay Higgins (Ternan), S4 girls champion Eve Sealy (Locdton), Senior boys champion Daniel Rees (Ternan), Senior girls champion Francesca Christopersen (Lochton) and Catherine Thomson (Kerloch).