Year 8 Pupil Becomes National Discus Champion

Year 8 Pupil Becomes National Discus Champion

Joshua Schrijver, Year 8, broke the discus record at the National Prep Schools Athletics Championships when he threw an incredible 42.02m.

Joshua is now the best U14 discus thrower from a Prep School in the UK and due to his throw, the officials voted it the Most Outstanding Performance at the Championships by a male athlete and awarded him The Corden Cup.

Joshua is also heading to the National English Schools this summer to compete for Avon in the Discus as an U15.

Meika Byas, athletics coach, said: “I am so proud of the hard work Joshua has put in this term. He is so talented in many other areas of athletics and it wouldn’t surprise me if we had a future decathlete in our midst.

“Well done to all our national athletes that performed so well this year. We are very proud of our team and look forward to next year’s season.”

National Prep Schools Athletics Championships Results:

Josh Schrijver - 1st Discus - 42.02m (New PB and new NR)
Victoire Berjonneau - 2nd High Jump - 1.34m (New PB)
Joshua Schrijver - 4th Shot
Ricardo Thompson - 5th 100m - 13.6 (New PB)
Ingrid Arias -Belzer - 6th 1500m
Clemmie Houlden - 6th 800m
Yr 7 Girls Relay - 6th