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Millfield win Athletics Track & Field Cup final
Millfield athletes can enjoy a well-earned summer holiday after they won the English Schools' Athletic Association Track & Field Cup final for the second consecutive year on Saturday.
The team edged to victory in the intermediate girls category, scoring 435 points, 19 more than second-placed Aylesbury.
Katy Rushmer was in impressive form as she broke her personal best by over a metre in the shot put with a throw of 9.52m.
Amy Cooper also racked up the points for Millfield as she raced to victory in the 800m with a time of 2.19.9 minutes.
Glastonbury-based Olivia Bellak and Street-based Jane Considine also did well in the 100m and high-jump respectively.
Millfield had to go through county and regional rounds to secure their place in the final, scoring over 400 points in each round. Hundreds of schools from up and down the country entered the competition at various stages.
It was the fifteenth time the school has won the event since they first entered in 1984.
Head of Games Sue Woods said: "The team did amazingly well on Saturday and thoroughly deserve their victory.
"It was a real team effort and all 13 athletes played a key role on the day to ensure we retained the trophy from last year.
"We have a very good athletics squad and this is a competition that the girls always look forward to."
Meanwhile, Sixth Form pupil Jazmin Sawyers finished ninth in the heptathlon at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France.
The 17-year-old produced a personal best performance to score 596 points.