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Athletic report by Third year Sportsman

Athletics have become more prminent in the school in the last year or two.

a) because in 1954 the School entered for Hull Senior School Sports
b) because there are one or two prominent athletes in the School
c) because the School ran its own cross country races, which were technically road races.

In the Hull School Sports six boys got through to the finals.

Harrold won two certificates; in the 80 yds. Hurdles, in which he broke the record, and in the 100 yds. flat.

Richardson , representing the School in the high jump, came second.

D. Longbone represented the East Riding Schools, in the Yorkshire School Sports. E. Harrold has represented Hull four times and last year was reserve for the Yorkshire team in the All England Inter-County Schools’ Championships.

The School’s first Cross Country was over a course of approximately 2.5 miles. The starting place was on Inglemire Lane. From there it went along the lane and then down Cranbrook Avenue along Cottingham Road, up Hall Road, and back down Inglemire to the field. The winner was A. Whitehead, who was followed by D. Longbone and R. Gibson. The winners time was 15 minutes approximately. This years cross country was over a course of 5 miles going through Cottingham and back to the field. The runners were handicapped on height, and the winner was a smaller boy, Douthwaite, but Whitehead came through strongly from the back to finish 4th, behind Jones and Scott.
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