Success for College athletes and cricketers

THERE has been success for Dyke House College on track, field, bike and at the crease recently.


Athletics: The qualifiers

THERE has been success for Dyke House College on track, field, bike and at the crease recently.

The College recorded impressive performances and results in Hartlepool schools’ events under the watchful eye of team boss Mr Joe Palmer.

The Dyke House athletics team had the most to celebrate. Thirteen students are expected to have sealed a place in the Cleveland county trials after shining in the town.

The main successes on the day saw triumphs for Jack Griggs (high jump), Luke McClurg (javelin), Jayden Bates (shot put), Megan Costello (100m and 200m) and Courtney Peacock (1500m).

There were victories too for Elicia Bebbington (100m), Elise Parker (100m and 200m) and Barez Rashid (shot put).

There were also strong qualifying performances from Emily Parrott, Thomas Lea, Mykey Stephenson, Caitlin Swales and Isaac Merrifield-Burke.

Harry Berry and Nick Bridgeman both qualified for the county too. Even though they were not involved, their previous performances earned have earned them a call-up.

Elise Parker was then outstanding on the bike. She won the girls’ Year 7 and 8 cycling race in style.

She was then part of the girls’ team that won the school relays against English Martyrs, High Tunstall and Manor. The boys had been winning by a huge margin until the Dyke House cyclist unfortunately fell off.

There was also a runner-up spot finish for the Dyke House Year 7 cricket team after winning three out of three in their Hartlepool Schools’ battle at Seaton Carew.

High Tunstall hit a four with the penultimate ball to earn a narrow win after Dyke House dropped a catch that would have seen them win the game and the competiton.

Dyke House, pictured below, will now battle it out in the Ceveland Schools’ finals while Tunstall progress to the Durham stage.