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Tom Hewes Soars to the British High Jump Title


What a wonderful performance from Thomas Hewes in the National Indoor Championships staged in Birmingham. Athletes look for personal bests and eclipsing club records but for Thomas these were just stepping stones to the ultimate prize - a NATIONAL SENIOR TITLE.

Having taken a bronze medal in the South of England meeting this latest performance came out of the blue - but confirmation of his ability when placing third in the English Schools  in 2017 with 2.15. Now his 2.18m surpassed the Chelmsford record set 30 years back by Stuart

Ohrland by that crucial one centimetre but more importantly  took him to what must be an aim of any athlete. In second place was William Grimsey of Woodford Green with same height but recording more failures.

Other members here were Kissiwaa Mensah going through to the semi final and recording 7.44s for the 60 metres after 7.44s in the heats. Ndidi Okoh recorded a pb for sixth place in the disabled class at the same distance. Lewis Thorn recorded a pb over 400 metre of 48.67s. Chay Clark in the women's event at this distance ran 57.27s whilst Bradley Reed over the hurdles recorded a seasons best of 8.19S.


Report Written by Roy Meadowcroft



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