Personal bests tumble for Thetford Athletics Club youngsters

Thetford athletes were in fine form in the East Anglian League.

Thetford athletes were in fine form in the East Anglian League. - Credit: Archant

Thetford athletes were out in force at the penultimate East Anglian League meeting of the track and field season, taking place in Ipswich.

There were some fine performances in the sprints with U11 athlete, Ewan Peck finishing in second place in the 80m sprint with a personal best time of 12.6 seconds. Alicia-Mae Howard’s 13.5 second run was good enough for a personal best performance in the same event.

There was a fourth place finish for Josh McGuire along with a PB of 29.6 in the ‘A-string’ U13 200m race whilst Cameron Try almost mirrored this performance with a PB of his own when running to a second place finish in the ‘B-string’ equivalent of this event with a time of 30.0 seconds. Tyler Howard ran a personal best time of 33.5 seconds in the U15 200m.

William Jaura competed in a Thetford vest for the first time within the U17 age group, finishing in a highly creditable second place within the ‘B-string’ 100m race in a time of 12.0 seconds followed up with a 24.5 second run in the 200m to win the ‘non-scorers’ race.

The U17s were well represented in the sprints with Sam Rolph also posting a PB in an identical time to Jaura of 24.5 in the 200m whilst Aiden Try also registered a personal best time of 25.5. There was a third place finish and a PB of 55.4 seconds for Harley Swan in the 400m.

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In the U11 600m Daniel Clouston finished sixth in 2:09.8 whilst Ewan Peck recorded a PB whilst finishing 10th in a time of 2:13.5.

In the field events, U11 Daniel Clouston leapt to a PB of 2.82m in the long jump whilst Asha Soanes also recorded a PB of 3.91m in the U13 event. Soanes followed this up with a personal best in the Javelin of 16.70 for a third place finish. U13 Cameron Try also recorded a personal best of 20.98m for a third place finish in the Javelin competition.

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