Thursday, June 20, 2024

Khai’s jumping to new heights

AN incredible new best in the high jump took Khai Riley Laborde into 3rd place in the Regional Schools Combined Events in Peterborough.

Khai from William Edwards School, had already had a good series of events in the Intermediate Boys Octathlon, but the 1.88m high jump was several centimetres better than other competitors, scoring him massive points. Khai, better known for his UK Ranked performances in the 100m Hurdles and Shot Putt, has added an extra event to his repertoire. Khai’s dreaded event, the 1500m, will need some work before the final in Exeter in September.

In the Intermediate Girls event, Amelia Sumun from Hassenbrook School, came in a creditable 8th position in her first year in Heptathlon. Amelia’s efforts brought her a personal best time in the 200m, 800m and in the Javelin. She equalled her best in the high jump.

Chay Clark from William Edwards, turned in some fine performances to finish 4th in the Under 15 Girls Pentathlon. Chay was lying in 7th place before the last event, the 800m. Deciding that she was not content with the placing, she ran a forceful first lap and after a tremendous fight in the last 200m she finished first in a best time of 2mins 43.7. She not only shook off the attack of two other Essex team mates, but stole enough points to move up 3 places.
Chay joins Khai in representing Essex Schools in Exeter. All three athletes will be in action at the District Sports on the 7th July at Blackshots stadium and will be looking to improve their performances in preparation for the Exeter event.

Khai: Total points 4342
LJ 5.23m
Disc 34.08m
Jav 35.24m
400m 55.8secs
100H 14.1secs
HJ 1.88m pb
SP 12.31m
1500m 5mins 40secs
Amelia: Total points 3063
80H 13.2secs
HJ 1.50m
SP 7.29m
200m 20.9secs
LJ 4.63m
Jav 18.01m
800m 3mins 13secs
Chay: Total points 2437
75H 12.8secs
HJ 1.52m
SP 5.59m
LJ 4.50m
800m 2mins 43.6 PB


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