Monday, February 6, 2023

Emmanuel takes silver at county track and field champs

THURROCK under 20 mens and seniors produced a modest haul of medals at the County Championships at Chelmsford at the weekend.

Star of the show was Emmanuel Stephens. He ran a fine 10.7 100 metres to take silver and also took a bronze in the 200 m. Another Grays based sprinter 17 year old Lennox Thompson took bronze in the under 20 400 m. Chris Travis just missed out on a medal in the senior men’s 200 m finishing in 4th place. As always Michael Shortall took medals in both 110 m hurdles and the 400 m hurdles.


Thurrock’s senior men had a good showing in this event finishing 7 in the first 20 in a field of 180. Steve Prosser finished 3rd in 17.13, Scott Rice 4th in 18.10. Adam Dowman and David Johnson both produced personal bests. Adam finished 6th in 18.16 and David 7th in 18.32. Other finishers were Don Lawless 11th in 19.20, Richard Amery 19th in 20.14, Jason Syrett 20th in 20.25, Terry Noonan 34th in 21.54, Richard Herring 35th in 21.58, Bernie Johnson 52nd in 23.11 and Pat Dobbs 58th in 23.30.

This weekend the senior men’s team have their longest trip of the summer for their second match in the First Division Southern Men’s League when they travel to Portsmouth. Opposition comes from Medway, Aldershot Farnham and District, Newham and Essex Beagles and the home club Portsmouth.


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