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Southern Success for our Juniors

Two South of England titles at the Lee Valley Centre where the under 13, 15 and 17 championships took place.

On the track Sam Steadman after winning his heat of the 300m in 39.30s finished a full two seconds in front of his opponents in 38.05s for the under 15 title. At under 17 level Amelie Scott again showed her ability in the triple jump going out to 11.10m and claiming the gold medal. Amelie also contested the 60m hurdles going through heats (8.96s), semi (9.06s) to eventually place 4th in the final in 9.14s. Also reaching this final with times of 8.99s, 9.07s and 9.16s Sophie Catchpole finished in 5th place whilst just missing out of a medal in the 400m with 62.02s being fourth. Not missing out however was Matilda Hewitt as she came up with 12.79m in the shot putt for second place.  At under 15 level Amy Pugsley and Chelsea Clarke could not be separated in the high jump at 1.55m - both thereby coming away with silver medals having placed 4th (5.08m) and 6th (4.89m) in the long jump. Back to the under 17`s and it was a busy meeting for Ed Hughes being second in the hurdles (8.44s), and fifth in both high jump (1.75) and long jump (5.99). On the track Harry Wright came up with third in the 800m in 2m 06.65s with Thomas Carter not far adrift in 2m 08.10s                                                                                                        Having moved up an age level Sam Wright tackled the under 20 multi events at the English Championships in Sheffield placing sixth in the heptathlon with a pb of 4717 points. Best placed event was the hurdles won in 8.30s with other events 60m 7.20s, 1000m 3m 04.97s, high jump 1.93m, pole vault 2.90m, long jump  6.72m and shot putt 11.21m

Report written by Roy Meadowcroft



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