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League campaign ends successfully for Thetford athletes

PUBLISHED: 18:52 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 18:52 19 August 2015

Thetford AC's Ben Garrod in action in the final East Anglian Youth League meeting of the summer track and field season at Bury St Edmunds.

Thetford AC's Ben Garrod in action in the final East Anglian Youth League meeting of the summer track and field season at Bury St Edmunds.

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Thetford Athletics Club competed in the final East Anglian Youth League meeting of the summer track and field season at Bury St Edmunds.

Once again, in a season full of personal bests and outstanding achievements from many, Thetford athletes failed to disappoint on the final day and there were a number of notable results to celebrate.

Maddie Rolph got the ball rolling with a PB of 15.1 seconds in the 100m sprint. Rolph then went on to win the 800m B-string race with a time of 2:50.8.

The 800m event proved successful for Thetford’s under-13 girls with Jessica Norkett winning the A-string race with a new PB of 2:37.6.

U13s Ben Garrod and Cameron Try both recorded personal best runs in the 200m sprint, achieving times of 32.7 and 34.0 respectively. It was a double PB for Garrod on his way to finishing third in the 800m with a time of 2:46.9 whilst Cameron Try achieved his second PB of the day in the long jump competition where he leapt 3.88m to finish third.

Newcomer, Jeremy Pirt, was victorious in the U13 discus competition, launching the discus to a PB throw of 12.31m for first place. In her first outing in a Thetford vest, Victoria Iwuoha recorded a victory in the U15 high jump with a leap of 1.15m enough to win the event.

There were also PBs in the 100m where Iwuoha recorded a time of 15.0 and in the shot put where she threw 6.70m. There was a PB run for Joe Smythe in the 200m sprint, recording a time of 28.4.

Three Thetford U15 boys all recorded PB runs in the 300m sprint with Harley Swan recording 41.8, Aiden Try running 42.2 whilst Tom Mead crossed the line in 45.1. There were to be a further two PBs for Aiden Try with a throw of 7.48m in the shot put good enough for third place whilst a throw of 26.80m secured fifth spot in the javelin.

Charlie Stone was Thetford’s sole male competitor in the U17 track events, running a time of 2:21.8 to win the 800m B-string event.

There was a third-place finish in the hammer throw for Joseph Nicholson with a best distance of the day of 37.01m. U17 female, Mia Browne won the hammer throw with a distance of 44.00m.

U20 athlete Jordan Turner finished third in the hammer throw with a distance of 25.42m whilst senior male, Josh Pirt, recorded a PB in the shot put with a throw of 8.24m good enough for third.


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