Winning return for Quadkids athletics competition


The fantastic athletics facilities at Cambridge University Sports Ground on Wilberforce Road once again played host to the South Cambs SSP Quadkids Athletics Competitions after a Covid enforced break of 3 years.

Twenty-eight South Cambs primary schools competed in either the ‘Small Schools’ or ‘Big Schools’ competition which were both held on the same day.

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Quadkids is a team-based competition with 5 boys and 5 girls each competing in a 75m sprint, a 600m run, a long jump and vortex howler throw. Individual performances are scored using a points table and the winners are the team with the highest cumulative points score so it is important that every athlete puts in their very best performance in each event.

The winners of the ‘Big Schools’ competition were Histon and Impington Brook Primary School who retained the trophy they won when the event was last held back in 2019. Runners up were the University of Cambridge Primary with Linton Heights a very close 3rd.

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It was a similar story in the ‘Small Schools’ competition with the team from Harston and Newton also retaining the trophy they won the last time the event was held. Great Abington were runners up with Castle Camps 3rd.

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There were also some great individual performances on the day with a mere 4 points separating the top 3 placed girls in the ‘big schools’ event and only 7 points separating the top 3 boys.  Reid from Pendragon was the top boy across all 4 events whilst Lila from Histon Brook was top placed girl and finished in an impressive 10th position overall with a fantastic time in the 600m run and 75m sprint.

The top individuals in the ‘Small Schools’ competition were, for the girls, Lily from Castle Camps who was the clear top scorer across all four events. Whilst the top 3 points scorers for the boys all came from Harston & Newton but Will outperformed his team mates to take 1st place.

The event was supported by members of the Partnerships successful Leadership Academy programme with a team of leaders from both Swavesey and Cambourne Village Colleges helping at both competitions and demonstrating responsibility, care and initiative beyond their years in leading the events, scoring and acting as team managers.

Claire McDonnell, Partnership Manager said,

“It was great to be back holding this event again it has always been a really popular competition with schools and the children love competing at the track and getting to use such amazing facilities. We had a good turn out of parents as well which adds a bit of atmosphere for the running events and spurs the children on.   

There were some excellent performances on the day so congratulations to all our winners and well done to everyone who took part.

As always, we have to thank the sports leaders who organised and scored the events for us, they did a great job and we couldn’t have run the event without them.”


Rank Team Points
1 Histon Brook A 1652
2 UCPS A 1561
3 Linton Heights 1551
4 Pendragon 1514
5 UCPS B 1510
6 Histon Brook B 1458
7 Meadow 1438
8 Bassingbourn 1397
9 Milton B 1342
10 Swavesey A 1330
11 Meldreth 1281
12 Willingham 1266
13 Milton A 1133
14 Swavesey B 1095


Boys Girls
1st Reid Pendragon Lila Histon Brook
2nd Danny Pendragon Mia Histon Brook
3rd Lucas Histon Brook 157 Uni of Cambridge Primary

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Rank Team Points
1 Harston & Newton A 1624
2 Great Abington 1587
3 Castle Camps 1524
4 Haslingfield 1480
5 Burrough Green 1430
6 Barton 1400
7 Fen Drayton 1386
8 Coton 1382
9 Harston & Newton B 1365
10 Elsworth 1336
11 Trumpington 1316
12 Petersfield 1301
13 Barrington A 1191
14 Dry Drayton 1084


Boys Girls
1st Will Harston & Newton Lily Castle Camps
2nd Zac Harston & Newton Sophie Harston & Newton
3rd Johnnie Harston & Newton  115 Gt Abington

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