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April Floodlit Open (Sprint report)

Warm conditions saw the sprint squad produce a crop of personal bests on the night.

The outstanding performance of the night came from U17B Logan Reid who ran a powerful 100m to finish second in a personal best of 11.17 seconds. That time erased the club record that had stood since 2003 and shows the huge potential that he has as it was only his 2nd race of the season. It was also an English Schools Championships entry standard run. His early season form has seen him ranked as the fastest U17 boy in the Midlands over 100m, and 7th in the U17B UK rankings.

Unbeliveable! Logan Reid big new PB & English Schools Qualification time

Joe Bradley, U17B, also showed his intention for the season in his races. Finishing 4th to Logan, in a time of 11.74 seconds, he then powered his way to win the 200m in a personal best of 23.21 seconds. This was also only his 2nd race over the distance, and showed that he also has the potential to have a very good season. Training partner Dylan Mukhtar, U20M, finished 2nd in the 200m in a time of 23.96 seconds, having earlier ran a personal best of 11.77 seconds in the 100m.

Joe Bradley (46) fine 200m PB & Dylan Mukhtar (49) with a PB in the 100m

Cole Sinnott, U17B, set two personal bests on the night, winning his 100m in a time of 11.86 seconds, and finishing 3rd in the 200m in a time of 24.03 seconds. Oliver Laskey, U17B, also ran two personal bests, finishing 2nd in the 100m in a time of 12.07 seconds, and 5th in the 200m in a time of 24.85 seconds. Also posting double PB’s was Josh Gray, U20M, who finished 7th in the 100m in a time of 12.12 seconds, and won his 200m in a time of 24.34 seconds.

Meanwhile, Max Mowforth, U17B, lowered his 200m time to 24.46 seconds, finishing 4th in his race, and Jack Abbott, U17B, set a PB of 12.31 seconds in the 100m to finish 4th, and equalled his PB of 25.57 seconds in the 200m to finish 3rd. U15B, William Robertson also showed early season form when he equalled his PB of 13.73 seconds over 100m.

Leading the girls was Cynthia Ike, U17G, who posted seasons bests in both of her races. She finished 5th in the 100m in a time of 12.71 seconds, and 4th in the 200m in a time of 26.77 seconds. Alex Beale, U20W, won her 100m race in a time of 13.49 seconds, while Matilda Braithwaite, U17G, posted a time of 29.64 seconds for an automatic timed PB in the 200m. Automatic timed personal bests were also posted by Scarlet Maxwell-Munn, U15G, who ran a time of 29.99 seconds in the 200m, and Jasmine Anderson, U15G, in the 100m when she ran 14.16 seconds. Sonal Rathod showed good form to run a personal best of 14.30 seconds in her 100m race to finish 3rd, while U13G, Gracie Stephens, the youngest member of the squad, lowered her PB to 15.16 seconds to finish 5th in the 100m.

Cynthia Ike leading female on the night with SB in 100m & 200m

A special mention to the two fastest improving athletes in the squad who both posted double personal bests in their races. U17G, Annabelle Udo ran 13.72 seconds to finish 7th in her 100m race, and 28.87 seconds in the 200m. Senior athlete, Jared Small, posted times of 12.74 seconds in the 100m to finish 6th, and 27.17 seconds to finish 5th.