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Gongs Galore at the Essex Schools Champs.

Updated: Jun 25


Eleven `GOLDS`. Nine `SILVER and Six `BRONZE' Certainly a good haul won by CAC athletes.

Taking performances in age groups James Becker in the under 17 boys placed third in the 200 metres in 22.43s - in this final Harry Marshall placed 8th in 23.48s after a heat in 23.11. Skipping to the 1500m Jacob Hurrell took the pole position clocking just under the four minutes with 3m 59.85s. Over the hurdles Harry Lee took silver with 13.92s. Clearly most impressive event was the high jump which saw the top three all Chelmsford. Charlie Pyner took the  title with 1.85m from Jack Hignall and Arsenii Handzi both on 1.80m. The later a pb.  Stephen Adesini placed third in the long jump with 6.47m then we turn out attention to the throws with Harry Fisher taking the shot putt with a pb of 12.93m whilst Oscar Dove placed second in the hammer with 44.11m.

To the under 17 girls and in the 800m Siena Shipton recording 2m 14.82s for third place setting a pb. Moving up to the 1500m and there was a second place for Lottie Wilkin with 4m 54.38s  - a position also taken by Daisy Stollery in the 3000m with 10m34.14s. Over the high hurdles Milana Thorpe with 12.32s took silver but it was to be gold for Sophie Catchpole in the 300m hurdles with a time 0f 45.01s. Now to the field events and it was the runner up berth for Amelie Scott in the triple jump with her leap of 11.32m. Two personal bests from the throws with Matilda Hewitt`s 13.71m in the shot putt and Lily Frost`s 29.45m in the discus. In this later event Jessica Gardner finished fourth with her 21.52m.

In the under 15 boys we start with another win over 300m from Sam Steadman in 36.96s, whilst in the 1500m it was third spot for Jacob Parrott in 4m 32.32s with Fred Ferman 7th in 4m 42.76s. Whilst in the field Joshua Babalola came 1st in the hammer with a throw of 53.40m..

From the under 15 girls we saw Alicia Yalaju taking second spot in the 200m in 26.15s but it was to be number one placing for Ezra Harrold in the 800m winning in 2m 15.07s. Moving up to the 1500m and Ava King had a win in 4m 48.36s whilst Erin Kelly`s 5m 02.74s gave her a third placing. In the hurdles Chelsea Clarke  took the title in 11.35s with Josephine Walsh second on 11.54s and Amy Pugsley just missing out on making it a clean sweep for CAC as she placed fourth in 12.17s. - after a heat time of 12.08s. Again the throws saw a win from the shot putt as Monica Malagala took the title with her 13.23m. From the discus Olivia Mullineaux placed second with a pb of 23.20m and in the hammer it was a third placing  for Maya Tseaye with 34.17m with Madison Poulter fifth spot with 32.47m.

Earlier in the season two titles were won by CAC members in the schools multi events championship stage at Grays. Amelie Scott won the under 17 title with 2955 points from 200m (27.6s), hurdles (12.5s), long jump (4.99m), shot putt (10.74m) and javelin (27.15m).  In the under  15 group it was a first and second with Amy Pugsley taking the title by a mere two points from Chelsea Clarke. Amy`s 2635 points came from  hurdles (12.3s), 800m (2m 48.8s), shot putt (8.95m), long jump (4.66m), high jump (1.47m) whilst Chelsea recorded as her performances as 11.8,  2m 51.6s,  7.85m,  4.60m and 1.52m for 2633 points.       

In the boys under 17 Arsenii Handzi placed third with 2446 points from hurdles (15.9s), 400m (57.8s), long jump (5.68), discus (30.38) and javelin (35.28m).  Harry Lee finished fourth with 2436 points with his efforts of  14.6s, 58.2s,  5.92m,  30.53m  and 20.96m. Thus another close contested with placings changing throughout the competition.       


Report written by Roy Meadowcroft            

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