Under-15 Royal Sutton AC athlete Jasmine Walker won gold in the U15 girl’s javelin competition last Saturday in the Midland Track and Field Championships at Nuneaton. Jasmine secured victory with virtually the last throw of the competition after a tense 6-round battle with the Midland’s top throwers in the age group. The throw was measured at 35.26 metres, breaking the club record and extending her lead at the top of the West Midland’s rankings and moving her into the top 20 UK rankings. Thirteen year old Jasmine is still at the bottom end of the age group and will be aiming for more success next year. She has already thrown the qualifying distance for the English National Championships and will be competing at Bedford later this month.
Also competing for the club in the under-13 girls’ quadrathlon competition last Sunday were Elsa and Zara Buchanan who finished 8th and 25th respectively out of a very large field of young athletes. In this event they had to display all-round ability, competing in the long-jump, high jump, shot-putt and the 100 metres. Notable performances included a high jump of 1.35 metres (a personal best for Elsa) and a shot putt of 5.50 metres by Zara.