Thetford Athletics Club juniors shine at East Anglian Youth League meeting in Bury St Edmunds
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Thetford Athletics Club were well represented at the first track and field meeting of the East Anglian Youth League season in Bury St Edmunds.
Looking to build on a successful winter cross-country season which ended with Thetford AC picking up the Visitors Cup at the Ryston Grand Prix Series and ending City of Norwich AC’s 20 year domination of this trophy, Thetford began the track season by fielding a larger squad then they had at any point during 2013.
Abigail Clouston was the only U11 girl participating and recorded a full house of personal best performances with 15.6secs in the 80m sprint, 2:30.5min in the 600m and a Long Jump of 2.13m.
Every U11 boy who took part recorded PBs in the majority of the disciplines they took part in. Ethan Flack recorded 13.5sec for the 80m whilst Cameron Try ran the 80m sprint in 12.5sec only then to smash his long jump PB to win the event with a jump of 3.58m.
It was 12.7s over 80m for Joshua McGuire followed by a 600m time of 2:06.1min. Joshua ended with a Long Jump PB of 2.90m. Joshua Plumley threw the shot putt 4.50m and jumped 2.63m for the Long Jump. Tate Devlin’s 80m of 14.4sec was followed by a 2.21.2min PB for the 600m.
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As athletes move up the age groups there are some unfamiliar names competing within new categories with the U13 boys group having a fresh new look.
Steve Wandera ran the 100m in a PB of 17.0s which he followed with two further PBs, in the 200m where he ran 35.7s and with a 1.20m high jump.
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Adam Moore won the 200m in a PB of 29.3sec followed with an equally impressive performance to finish second in the 800m with a time of 2.43.0min.
Ben Garrod ran a PB in the 200m with a time of 33.1s followed by a fourth place in the long jump recording 3.03m and ending with a second-place shot of 4.69m.
Jessica Webb led the U13 girls charge, delivering PB performances across the board when running 15.6s for the 100m sprint, 33.5s for the 200m and launching herself 1.10m in the high jump.
Cerys Brotherhood finished second in the 100m in a time of 14.9s and then ran a PB of 31.9s for the 200m. Ellie Foster delivered PBs in the 100m when running 15.6s and in the 200m with 33.1s. Erin McNulty crossed the line in 34.1s for the 200m and achieved second place for the 1500m in a time of 5.53.8min.
The U15 boys continued the run of PB performances. Kian Statham ran the 200m in 27.6s and finished second in the 300m with a PB of 43.3s. Charlie Stone ran 28.7s for the 200m whilst finishing second in the 800m (B) event with a PB of 2.34.7min.
The U15 boys continued the run of PB performances. Kian Statham ran the 200m in 27.6sec and finished second in the 300m with a PB of 43.3s. Charlie Stone ran 28.7s for the 200m whilst finishing second in the 800m (B) event with a PB of 2.34.7min.
Kieran Moody ran 31.1s for the 200m followed by a huge PB in the 1500m with 5.07.1min. Harley Swan finished second in the 300m (B) race with a time of 45.1s followed by another second place in the 800m running 2.26.5min. Harley then threw the shot 6.00m.
Callum Bowen-Jones ran a 42.6sec PB for the 300m, won the hurdles in a time of 13.5s and leapt 4.16m in the long jump. Jake Stearman finished second in the 1500m with a time of 4.42.0min, won the hurdles (B) event with a PB of 14.1s and threw his way to second place in the javelin competition with a 21.32m PB.
Jamie Fairweather ran 5.20.5min for the 1500m and leapt 3.72m to win the long jump (B) event. Nathan Protheroe hurdled his way to a 14.7sec PB, jumped 1.40m in the high jump and won the long jump event with a 4.83m PB. Joseph Nicholson threw the shot 7.66m, the discus travelled 23.88m whilst the hammer sailed to 32.41m with all throws personal bests for Joseph.
U15 girl Eierann Alderson ran a personal best of 15.1s for the 100m. Maysie Steadman also ran personal bests in the 100m and 200m with times of 15.9s and 33.0s respectively.
Rosie Corke had a hat-trick of personal bests beginning with a 200m time of 35.6s, an 800m time of 3.08.3min and a long jump distance of 2.69m. Freya Biles ran 47.5sec for the 300m, hurdled her way to 1st place in 12.6s and leapt to a personal best distance of 4.39m.
Under 17 male Joshua Major ran PBs in the 100m where he finished 3rd in a time of 12.3s and also in the 200m where 25.2s earned him another third place.
Tate Devlin ran 25.8s for the 200m and completed the 400m in 59.6s. Ashley Jarvis finished 3rd in the 400m with a time of 57.0s, threw a PB of 10.38m to finish second in the shot put and hurdled his way to 2nd place with 15.9s.
Senior Male, Malcolm Wandera ran a 12.6sec 100m, jumped 5.70m in the long jump and tripke jumped his way to third place with a distance of 11.81m. Oliver Thompson threw 8.54m in the shot, finished second in the discus with 28.93m and won the hammer competition with a throw of 42.80m.
Senior Woman, Abbie Ruggles finished third in the 200m with a time of 27.9sec and won the 400m in 63.2s. Mia Browne finished 2nd in the high jump with 1.35m, third in the discus competition with a throw of 21.68m and won the hammer event with a huge throw of 37.70m.