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Secondary Sports Day 2018

A third of school athletics records were broken in one of Moffat’s most successful sports days ever.  

The summer sun shone down on the playing field as the S1 girls took up their positions for the 80m hurdles, shaking with adrenaline and nerves at being the first competitors in the opening event of Moffat’s 2018 sports day.

Between the appearance of both the sun and a snack stall raising money for the Kenya trip, the competitors’ spirits were high as they moved swiftly through the events… so swiftly that 23 school records were broken!

The usual teacher’s vs house captains relay race gained fresh energy as it was opened for the first time to parents and former pupils, who graciously accepted the invitation by winning the competition.

Our Facebook page has been flooded with photos taken by our fabulous photography group so anyone who would like to can have a look at our proud athletes on the field.  The trophies were presented by Mrs Nichol who is retiring after being associated with Moffat Academy for thirty years.

Thank you to all staff and pupils who assisted with the organisation of this event and to all parents who came to support the competitors. 

New records for 2018 (starting from 2011, in the new school) were as follows:


Dylan Walton, 200m 28.00s, 400m 68.00s,

Kit Armstrong, Long Jump 4.35m

Elliot Hepburn, Shot Put 10.77m

Queensberry boys relay team 58.32s


Ethan Notman, Shot Put 11.30m


Zara Davis-Grierson, 80m hurdles 13.84s, 100m 14.78s, 200m 30.65s

Catriona Paton, 400m 71.76

Kathryn Pow, High Jump 1.30m

Abbie Haley, Shot Put 9.05m, Discus 15.80m

Mia Jackson, Javelin 14.80m

Jack Smith, High Jump 1.58m, Discus 16.40m

Peter Mendy, 80m hurdles 12.38s, 200m 26.91s, Javelin 23.55m

Queensberry Girls relay team 61.85s

Queensberry Boys relay team 54.54s


Adam Ottowell, Discus 26.65m

Elliot Haley, Javelin 35.18m

Individual year group sports champions are:

S1 Girls: Rebecca Votier

S1 Boys: Dylan Walton

S2 Girls: Megan McMinn

S2 Boys: Oliver Dylan

S3 Girls: Zara Davis-Grierson

S3 Boys: Peter Mendy

Senior Girls: Grace Pow

Senior Boys: Ross McMillin

The sports day total for Queensberry was 217 and for Hartfell 209 meaning the athletics shield was won by Queensberry for the first time in five years.

The house shield total was not as close and won by Hartfell House scoring 1307 points to Queensberry’s 1159.