Personal bests galore for Thetford AC athletes in East Anglian League

Lucy Koenigsberger took the hammer title at the Anglian Schools Championship at Cambridge University

Lucy Koenigsberger took the hammer title at the Anglian Schools Championship at Cambridge University with a throw of 48.76m. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Thetford athletes turned out in numbers for the latest round of action in the East Anglian League in Great Yarmouth.

Alicia-Mae Howard kicked off proceedings with a 12th place finish in the Under-11 80-metre sprint in a personal best time of 13.4 seconds.

Also in the sprints, Under-13 Ewan Peck finished fourth in the 100m with a personal best time of 15 seconds while Charlie Garrod finished second in the non-scorers race with a personal best time of 15.2.

Under-15 Josh McGuire ran a personal best time of 14.1 over 100 metres to finish in fifth place. Camila Rosa finished second in the Under-17 women’s race with a time of 13 seconds, also a personal best.

On a day of personal best performances, Under-13 James Peck completed his 200m sprint in a time of 30.9 seconds for second place whilst Ben Peck came eighth in the same race in a personal best of his own of 38 seconds.


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Isabel Smythe finished fifth in the Under-13 200m in 31.9. Jessica Norkett’s third place in the Under-15 200m gave her a personal best of 28.5 seconds while Asha Soanes ran 30.1 seconds when finishing in third position in the B string race.

In the middle distance events, Under-11 Daniel Clouston achieved a personal best when clocking 2:02.5 over 600m for ninth place. Under-13 Ben Peck finished second in the 800m with a personal best of 2:45.2 while Ben Garrod won the Under-15 800m in a personal best of 2:25.2.

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Ewan Peck won the Under-13 non-scorers race with a personal best of 3:02.8 and Isabel Smythe recorded a personal best performance of 2:51.4 when finishing second in the 800m.

James Peck won the Under-13 1,500m in a time of 4:58.7 while Charlie Garrod finished third in a personal best of 5:36.2.

Abigail Clouston came second in the Under-13 1500m in a time of 5:29.2.

In the field events, Cameron Try achieved a double personal best, recording a leap of 1.20m in the high jump for third place in the Under-15 event before finishing second in the shot putt competition with a personal best throw of 10.02m.

Try also won the discus competition with a distance of 30.27m. Asha Soanes came second in the Under-15 shot putt competition with a pb throw of 8.83m while Camila Rosa finished second in the Under-17 long jump with a distance of 4.83m.

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