Our tennis teams experienced some much more competitive matches this week, ensuring we didn’t get ahead of ourselves. Despite a few teams losing, the scores do not reflect the closeness of the games- we just need to learn to win the crucial points against tougher opposition. Four U14 teams played Marlborough on Wednesday and all teams played Downe House. Although we lost the B teams, impressively the U15, U14 and U13A teams all won.
At the Track and Field Schools Cup on Thursday we had to battle hard against the wind and rain but it was the same for everyone and despite slightly slower times, the inters team were on winning form. Tabby Ellis and Sarah Gralla won their 100m A and B string. Yasmin comfortably trotted around the 1500m to win while Jemima Brown won the 75m hurdles. In the field Kamilla Guileva won the high jump and there were many other significant performances to contribute to the overall winning score. The team now qualify for the next round but await to see which final.
On Saturday four girls competed for St Mary’s in the Inter-Schools Show-jumping at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, complete with new school rugs and stocks and looking very professional. It was a huge occasion and there was only one school that had three clear rounds. The team of Lauren Booth, Rosie Leng, Millie Smart and Bonnie Bartlett finished with a total of 8 faults, with Rosie jumping our only clear round. This is a very good score and should put us high up the placings out of the 39 schools. We await to hear the final results.
Congratulations to all competitors this week.
St Mary’s girls at the Royal Windsor Horse Show