Our U17s and U20s continued their strong start to the season with a 3rd place finish in their latest YDL fixture at Banbury.
In the sprints Ethan Brough provided the highlight, claiming victories in the U17 men’s 100m and 200m. Kane Howitt was 2nd in the U20s 100m and 200m, whilst there were strong performances by Ella Bissell (300m) and Jerome Austin, Joel Kirsten and Charlotte Newman in the 400m.
We had a great day in the throws, with Chrissie Prince winning the discus, hammer and shot and Connor Notley winning the discus and hammer. There were also wins for both Hannah Smith and Lucy Wood in the U20 hammer A and B events and Liam Goodall in the U17 shot putt, and a personal best for William Bonner in the U20 shot putt.
There was also success in the middle distance events where the outstanding result came from Alex Blackham who knocked 20 seconds off his PB to win the 1500m steeplechase. There were also wins for Alex Jones, Verity O’Shea, Lois West, Amy Tuckett and Georgia Delaney and a personal best for James Petley.
There were four new club records – two each for Chrissie and Connor:
- Under 20 Discus (1.75Kg) 40.59m
- Under 20 Shot (6Kg) 11.70m
- Under 17 Hammer (3Kg) 41.54m
- Under 17 Discus (1 Kg) 33.40m Equals her record set in 2014.
Well done everyone!