LOMOND School’s first to sixth year pupils travelled to Linwood Sports Stadium for their annual Sports Day during the last week of the summer term.

The hurdles were the first event on the track and records were broken by the talents of Angus Guy (S2) and Keir King (S4). Individual trophies were also awarded to Emma Scott and Kimberley Rijsdijk for winning their different age groups and it was Finlay Gray in S2, who broke the 800m record with a time of 2 minutes 17.26 seconds.

Meanwhile in the field events, the pupils were all trying to gain valuable points for their individual houses. Fraser Fulton (S5) managed to set a new Triple Jump record for the senior boys with a jump of 11.96m.

Throughout the day, each age group were battling out for the title of Individual Athletics Champion 2015.

After over 90 events the following pupils were presented with their individual trophy: first year: Rachel McAuley (32 points) and Alexander Johnson (32 points) second year: Cara Cawley (29 points) and Angus Guy (35 points) third year: Emma Scott (32 points) and Ruairidh Scott-Brown (32 points) senior: Heather Cullen (25 points) and Lewis Serpell (29 points).

Gerald Taylor, head of geography was due to present the individual prizes to the pupils as he is retiring after 34 years working at Lomond School, but due to an exciting tug of war competition over lunchtime, the pupils were presented at closing assembly later on in the week.

The Most Meritorious Girls’ award was presented to Emma Scott in third year, who managed to break the long jump record of 2011 by over 30cm, producing a personal best performance on the day of 5m 21cm.

Runners up were Grace Laverty (S2) who broke the 1980 Discus record, Cara Cawley (S2) who broke the 1981 High Jump record and Charlotte Caskie (S2) broke 1500m.

The Most Meritorious Boys’ Award was given to Angus Guy S2 who broke three records including the hurdles, 100m and the long jump from 1991. Other fantastic performances were by Lewis Serpell who broke both the 800m and 200m records and Alexander Lewis breaking the long jump record of 1988.

The Girls’ Throwing Cup was won by Grace Laverty who won the shot putt, javelin and set a new record in the discus. The runner up was Rona Wilson in S3 who was first in both discus and javelin and was third in shot putt.

The Boys’ Throwing Cup was won by Ruairidh Scott-Brown for winning the javelin and the shot putt, also finishing second in the discus. Another worthy winner was Ryan Morrison (S5) in the senior boys 1500m.

The Girls Relay Cup was won by Graham, second was Bergius and third Colquhoun and it was Graham who won the Boys’ Relay Cup with Bergius and Colquhoun sharing second place on points.

After the last relay race, all the points were added together to see which house would be the 2015 Athletics Champions.

Graham took the crown with 676 points, Colquhoun were second with 662 points and third was Bergius with 633 points.

Isla Scott and Aidan Walker, the Graham house captain’s received the Athletics Cup on behalf of their house.

The sunshine completed a very successful sports day.

Many thanks must go to all the staff and pupils who assisted and performed on the day and a special thanks must go to all the supporters and parents who helped create an inspiring atmosphere for the athletes to compete so well in.

Lomond’s PE Department would also like to thank On-X Linwood for their efficiency in setting up the event and allowing it to run so smoothly.