The lower YDL team travelled to Corby on Sunday with everything to play for. At the conclusion of the second meeting at Solihull in May, there were only 2.5 points between second place Royal Sutton and third place Tamworth. At Corby, Royal Sutton Athletes increased this margin by an amazing 59 points! Coaches and parents on the day, commented on the amount of effort that every athlete put into their event and the result is testament to all the hard work. Well done everyone!

A number of athletes secured new personal best performances. Of particular note is the performance of Sam Grimshaw, who improved his performance in the 300 m, shot and discus. In his first season with the club, Sam has achieved Power of Ten rankings in 5 events.

There were victories in both u13 1200 metre races for Maddie Hammond and Holly Tyson and for Elsa Buchanan and Freya Liddington in long jump. Emily Sambrook achieved first place and a new PB in the shot.

Rachael White achieved a new PB and a win in the u15 1500 m.  Regan Keating and Jenny Hopkinson achieved new PBs in the discus, gaining valuable points for the team.

Ryan Humphreys and Luke Stoddart improved their performance in the u15 80 m hurdles and Ryan again achieved first place in high jump. James Ward continues to perform well with a win in both the discus and the hammer. The boys u15 4 x100 relay team consisting of Cameron Harris, Ben White, Aidan Bishop and Sam Grimshaw stormed to victory.

The final meeting is at Tamworth on Saturday 18th July. Make a note in your diary!

Nikki Iliffe

Team manager

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