1948

First national championships for under 14 year olds

1949

Junior Boys 100 yards

E Milkins

1950

Under 16 year olds introduced

1951

Inter Boys Javelin

R Waterman

Inter Boys Discus

D Gedye

1952

Junior, Inter and Senior Age Groups, Major and Minor counties formulated necessitating a two day championships

1953

Junior Boys 440 yards

R Grounds

1954

Junior Boys 440 yards

R Grounds

1955

Junior Girls Javelin

J Bradley

Inter Boys 440 yards

R Grounds

Senior Boys High Jump

D Luke

1956

Inter Boys 440 yards

R Grounds

Senior Boys 100 yards

D Needham

1957

Inter Girls Long Jump

M Bignal

Senior Boys 440 yards

R Grounds

1958

Senior Girls High Jump

M Bignal

Inter Boys Relay


Overall Minor Counties Track and Field


1959

Senior Boys Long Jump

D Starling

1960

First National Boys Cross-Country Championships

1961

Inter Girls Long Jump

L Winfield

1962

Senior Girls High Jump

S Dennler

1963

Senior Girls Long Jump

L Winfield

Senior Boys 880 yards

T Taylor

Overall Minor Counties Track and Field


1964

Inter Boys Shot

R Speed

1965

Inter Boys Javelin

N Hancock

Senior Boys Mile

C Stewart

1966

Senior Boys 200 yard Hurdles

G Edwards

1967

Inter Boys 100 yards

F Dennis

Senior Boys 880 yards

D Burden

Minor Counties Boys Cross Country


1968

First National Girls Cross-Country Championships

Senior Girls 80 yard Hurdles

L Cooke

Junior Boys Javelin

C Berkley

Inter Boys 100 yards

F Dennis

Minor Counties Girls Cross Country


Overall Minor Counties Track and Field


The first English Schools National Track and Field Championships took place in 1925 and in the following year Somerset Schools’ Athletic Association was formed. Success was seen in the following year with a win in the boys 100 yards.

In later years the championships were expanded by the introduction of under 16 year olds and finally to a format almost identical to today’s event with three age groups contested by two county groupings.

Obviously records for the period from 1925 to 1968 are a little patchy but in the list of Somerset national champions are names who went on to fame at Olympic games and other sports!

National Champions

Later Years

Honours