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Championships Catch-up


It was a run away victory for Kristian Brown in the South of England combined events at the Horspath Stadium in Oxford placing first in seven of the ten events to win with 6162 points. Day one started with the 100 metres with a time of 11.38s and then followed long jump (6.51m) shot putt (12.98m). High jump (1.68m 5th place) and 400 metres (50.77s). Day two events went 110 hurdles (15.30s), discus (39.19m), pole vault - no height achieved, javelin (59.31m) and finally the 1500metres (5m 06.32s - 3rd place). The full results show that no competitor managed to clear a height in the pole vault... A gold medal for Stephen Adesina in the U17 men octathlon, oddly no other starters. Full marks therefore that in this circumstance he should come up with a personal best score of 3944 points. Events and performances were 100 metre hurdles (15.51s), long jump (6.10m), shot putt (11.01m), 400m (59.46s), discus (26.56m - a PB), javelin (30.07m) and 1500m (5m 12.47s) In pentathlon events Arsenii Handzii placed 4th in the under 15 age group via (80m hurdles12,79s), long jump (5.54m), shot putt (10.29m), high jump (1.65m) and 800m (2m 37.61s) for a score of 2358 points. In the same event Harry Lee placed 8th with 2021 points. For the girls events Chelsea Clark in 5th position came up with a PB 2317 points via 75m hurdles(12.73s), long jump (4.13m), shot (7.62m), high jump (1.45m) and 800m 2m 56.35s)


A GREAT WIN - for Ben Felton taking the Essex County 10000metre championship with 31m 36s at Braintree - his time just shy of a personal best.


ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER - Kristian Brown lifted the javelin title with a PB and a new club record of 68.83m in an England Championship meeting staged at Melbourne Park. The previous record held by Ralph Hume an American Airman based at Wethersfield of 62.10m had stood for an unbelievable 51 years and 6 days.

A PB ALSO FOR - Jessica Hopkins in the shot putt with 14.75m, sister Maegan still a junior placed 6th with 13.00m. Other CAC members included Thomas Hewes high jump 1.98m and Bradley Reed 110 metre hurdles 14.94s.


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