The lower YDL competition at Tamworth saw Royal Sutton Athletes triumph with an amazing score of 636 points; 150 points ahead of the team in second place. This result was thanks not only to the number of first and second place finishes on the day, which were literally too numerous to mention but also to the willingness of athletes to fill the gaps in less than familiar events.

A big thank you also to the number of officials from the club who gave up their time to ensure that Royal Sutton achieved the maximum number of points available in this competition – one of only two clubs to do so.

There are a number of performances that are particularly worthy of note:

Jasmine Walker threw a PB (34.11) in the U 15 girls javelin, breaking the club record and re affirming her first place in the Power of Ten rankings in the West Midlands and moving her to 25th in the UK. Jasmine is to represent the West Midlands in the English Schools competition.

Meghan Sharman achieved new PBs and first place in both the u 15 girls discus (18.29) and hammer (24.19). Meghan is now ranked 13th in the discus and 6th in the hammer in the West Midlands.

Elsa Buchanan PB and first place in the u 13 girls javelin (22.63) sees her ranked 2nd in the West Midlands.

Maddie Hammond is now ranked 3rd in the West Midlands following her win and new PB set in the 1200 m(4.00.2). Maddie also holds first place rankings in the 600 and 800 metres; 3rd in the 200 m; 5th in the 1500 m and 10th in the 150 m not to mention a number of club records.

James Ward extended his PB by 9 metres in the u 15 boys hammer (34.48) which sees him ranked 4th in the West Midlands in this event. James is also ranked 8th in the discus.

One more competition to go at Dudley and Stourbridge on Saturday 16th July. Another full team turn out is needed to maintain the teams 1st place in the league overall.


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