A successful weekend for athletes who competed in the Essex and Eastern Championships over the weekend (3rd & 4th) Feb at Lee Valley.
Rosie Townley (U13G) in her first championships won three medals; Gold in HJ with 1.26, Silver in 60mH with 11.03 and bronze in 800m 2.57.60. Also achieved a pb in 60m 9.76 & 200m 33.47 sb.
Theo Adesina (U17M) added to his medal collection with Gold in HJ 1.80m, Gold in LJ 6.56, Silver in 60mH 8.50, & Silver in Shot 13.06.
Yinka Sodipo (SM) came 1st in 200m with 22.81s and 3rd in 60m with 7.17s. Yinka has been working hard with middle distance coach Dave Staines on his speed endurance and with his coach, Gerry Heapy, on his technique which all came together in the 200m, producing his best indoor result.
Kendrea Nwaelene (U20W) won 3 gold medals in her events; coming 1st in 60m 7.71secs pb, LJ 5.30m & TJ of 11.03m. It’s promising that Kendrea has got through three gruelling events without any continuation of a recent hamstring injury.
Other Gold medallists were Natalie Le Beau (SW) 1st in LJ with 4.89m and 1st in TJ with 1st 9.07m pb, Regan Cuthbert (SM): HJ 1st in HJ with 1.75m, Funminiyi Olajide (U17W): 1st in LJ with 5.60m
A disappointing competition for Ruby Bridger (U17W) who having won her 60mHurdles heat and run the fastest time in the semi final with a 8.95 pb saw herself disqualified from the final after a false start.