ST CATHERINE’S were this year’s winners of the Bridport & Beaminster area Quad Kids athletics competition.

Fourteen teams battled it out at the Sir John Colfox Academy on an afternoon which was led by school PE staff, alongside their young sports leaders.

Teams of eight (four girls and four boys) each completed a 75-metre sprint, a howler throw, a standing long jump and a gruelling 600m run.

The times and distances were then converted into Quad Kids points, to decide team and individual winners.

St Catherine’s A team held on to their lead at this event with an amassed score of 1,497 points beating Symondsbury with 1,391 points. Bridport Primary School were close behind in third place, with 1,276 points.

Teams from Powerstock, Beaminster St Mary’s, Salway Ash, Parrett and Axe, Loders, Thorners, Burton Bradstock, St Catherine’s B and Bridport St Mary’s all acquitted themselves very well throughout the event.

The individual boy and girls’ winners received trophies from headteacher, David Herbert, for the highest personal combined totals.

Oakley Winters-O’Brien, from St Catherine’s, took the boys’ title with 251 points and Frankie Thomas from Burton Bradstock was the girls’ champion with a score of 184 points. Both athletes showed amazing potential and great determination.

Whilst the event scoring recognises all-round ability there were also some stand-out individual performances on the day.

Winters-O’Brien made light work of 600m with an impressive time of 1min 59secs, earning him 71 points.

Ava-Mai Beazer had the fastest time of 2.17 for the girls 600m. Kieron Cheeseman (Parrett & Axe) and Oliver Wallis (Thorners) were the fastest sprinters for the boys with a time of 11.3secs, with Frankie Thomas (Burton Bradstock) the fastest girl at 11.4.

Winters-O’Brien was the boys’ longest jumper with a leap of 2.10m. Amelia Handyside (Burton Bradstock) scored 49 points for her jump of 1.80m.

Isla Hutchins from Thorners’ threw 20.9m in the girls’ howler event, with Ed Maltby from Thorners throwing a huge 41.10m which gained the highest score of the day in any event, 84 points.

Herbert said: “This was another tremendously successful event and the young athletes should all be proud of their effort and performances.

“It was wonderful to have so many spectators present and we would like to thank the competing schools for taking part in such keen spirit.”