Sunday, May 19, 2024

Athletics: Thurrock youngsters excel in Bedford

THIS weekend saw athletes gain PB’s and some well deserved national medals.

Charlie Seago was the star of the show with a gold in U17M High Jump. His leap of 1.97m, a personal best and gaining him 5th place in the UK rankings, was watched by Mum and Dad and Coach Cathy.

Charlie added to his pb’s by producing a run of 13.53 in his 100m Hurdles heat. Charlie was disappointed by a slippery start from his blocks in the final, reducing him to 8th, but satisfied with his earlier PB which places him 6th in UK.

Maison Carpenter-Prout placed 9th in the U17M Long Jump with a leap of 6.15m.

Jodie Self recorded 11.52 in her 80H semi-final. Her final time of 11.69 secs was good enough for 3rd place in an exciting race.

Emmanuel Asirifi-Otchere ran 38.27 secs in a very strongly contested U15B 300m race. Emmanuel ‘s run in his first major championship gained him 5th place. His heat time of 37.95 secs smashed his previous PB by a full second.

Joyce Nzekwe, new to Triple Jump, leapt 11.12m to gain 4th place. Joyce showed her true competitive spirit by producing her best jump at the end of the competition. The competition was won in 11.99m which Joyce has set as her next target.

Well done to all those athletes. Keep pushing the boundaries and aiming for the higher levels in performance.

We hope to see more PB’s in the last competitions of the season which include South of England Inter Counties, a few open meetings, the EYAL Final, the ESAA Combined Events Final and our very own Thurrock Harriers Club Championships.


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