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Sprint Squad on a charge

The sprint squad have been in terrific form over the past few weeks and a summary of the significant performances are listed below:

MIDLAND LEAGUE

The Midland League was Logan Reid’s final meeting before he went to the English Schools Championships. He won his 100m race comfortably in 11.3 seconds before anchoring the relay team to a win. In the 200m, Joe Bradley powered to a win in a time of 22.6 seconds. Max Mowforth and Cole Sinnott ran as non scorers on the day with Max coming away with a new personal best of 23.5 seconds in the 200m, and Cole equalling his best time of 23.6 seconds. Josh Gray won his 400m hurdles race with ease in a time of 59.9 seconds.

In the women’s sprints, Cynthia Ike ran a superb race in the 200m to finish 2nd in a personal best of 25.6 seconds, having also finished 2nd in her 100m in a time of 12.6 seconds. Her training partner, Alex Beale, won both of her races in times of 13.5 seconds and 27.2 seconds. The women’s relay also won their race.

Multi eventer, Annabelle Udo, produced a new personal best of 4.50 metres in the long jump to finish 3rd on the day. At the end of June she had competed in the English Schools East Anglian Combined Events Regional Championships in Chelmsford with training partner Matilda Braithwaite. Annabelle finished in 14th position out of the 19 girls who competed on the day and produced personal bests in the 200m, high Jump, and javelin. Matilda finished in 16th position and produced a PB in the 200m. It was the first time that both girls had competed in this event and they gained invaluable experience that they can take into future combined event competitions.m

HEART OF ENGLAND LEAGUE

A late call up for Cynthia Ike to compete at this meeting, having competed the day before in the Midland League, went in her favour when she won both of her races, equalling her personal best of 12.4 seconds in the 100m and running 25.7 seconds in the 200m.

There were a total of 3 personal bests recorded by girls on the day in the long jump event. Georgia Coker-Agar finished 5th in the U13 Girls age group with a jump of 3.77 metres, Scarlett Maxwell-Munn won with a jump of 4.32 metres in the U15 Girls age group, and also in the U15 Girls, Sonal Rathod jumped 3.92 metres to finish 2nd.

Jamari Hart made his debut for the Harriers at this meeting. Competing in the U15 Boys 100m, he won his race in a time of 12.5 seconds. Creditable performances were also put in by Dawud Forbes in the same age group over 100m, Oliver Laskey in the U17 Boys 200m, Dion Martin in the U13 Boys Dion Martin I William Robertson both won their 100m races with ease.

There were 4 personal bests achieved by boys at this meeting. U20, Dylan Mukhtar, who last competed in the long jump in 2015, recorded a jump of 4.65 metres, before jumping 1.55 metres in the high jump to finish 3rd. Brandon Frost also competed in the high jump, and recorded a jump of 1.50 metres to finish 2nd.

OPEN MEETING REPORT

Warm conditions on the evening helped the sprint squad put in some great performances at the evening open meeting. One of the best performances came from Joe Bradley in the 200m which saw him run a time of 22.88 seconds to finish 2nd to Tipton Harriers athlete, Jamal Chambers, who won the race in 22.53 seconds. Earlier in the evening he ran 11.44 seconds in the 100m in which he finished 4th.

Veteran athlete, Wilika Carr, made a successful return from injury, finishing 2nd in the 100m in a time of 14.69 seconds. Brandon Kwei-Tagoe , also returning from injury, won his 100m race in a PB of 13.61 seconds. Jack Althorpe and Callum Soutar both produced PB’s in their 100m and 200m races, while Lewis-Morgan Barton and Sonal Rathod both PB’d in their 200m races.