LOMOND School’s most athletic pupils headed to the On-X sports centre in Linwood recently for the school’s annual senior sports day.

The House Flags set the scene and the pupils started with the hurdles and the varied field events.

All staff were involved in the officiating and the pupils performed very well throughout the day. The weather improved and the sun stayed out for the whole event.

Jennifer Scott broke the 800m record from 1984 by two seconds and Alex Johnson broke the 1991 1500m record by more than two seconds to highlight the quality of the performers.

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Both these athletes received the ‘most meritorious’ awards for these great achievements, while boys’ runner-up Angus Guy was recognised for winning four of his five events.

The relay competitions were well contested with Colquhoun house winning the girls’ event and Graham winning the boys’ honours.

The boys’ throwing cup was presented to Joshua Wells for finishing in the top four places in all the throwing events, and the girls trophy was given jointly to Grace Laverty, who was first in the javelin, second in the shot and third in the discus, and Emma O’Neill, who won both the shot and the discus.

Special awards were also presented to Cara Cawley in the senior girls’ hurdles category and to Lily Garthwaite for the S3 girls category.

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Teachers Mr Dunlop and Miss Arthur entertained the pupils with the house tug of war competition at lunchtime, which was a very popular event, and in the afternoon the track finals and last of the field events were completed.

Mr David Dodson, who retired at the end of the term after 35 years at Lomond School, presented the relay cups, and the winning House Cup was given to Colquhoun House with 624 points.

Second in the inter-house competition was Bergius, with 610 points, and third was Graham with 563 points.

Colquhoun were also named as inter-house champions at the school’s end-of-year assembly.

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A spokeswoman for the school said: “Many thanks must go to all the staff for assisting on the day, the Inspire Catering staff for providing the wonderful lunch and to Lomond’s ground staff who helped set things up before and after the event.

“The On-X facility continues to host this event, giving the right atmosphere for all pupils to compete at their own level and participate in the House competition.

“A big thanks to the PE department for overall running the event.”