2014

Eastern Counties Champs

Despite not having many to compete, we still won 6 titles and 3 club records were broken. Here's Ken Maggs' report.

First to compete on the day and also first to finish his two events was David Bush who took the senior men's Eastern Counties title for the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.6 not his best time but he was competing in the long jump at the same time and ran between his first second round jumps. He finished fourth with a jump of 4.87m not bad after winning the hurdles.

Lydia Church also arrived and left early after she won the under 15 girls hammer with a personal best throw of 37.80m which also broke the club record.

Scott Warmsley continued his improvement over the under 15 boys high jump with a leap of 1.73m for the title and a personal best. Unfortunately the effort took it out of him as he literally failed at 1.75m and ran the length of the track to compete in the 80m hurdles. The tiredness showed as he ran 13.07 to just miss out on the medals in fourth place. After a short break he tried to repeat his vertical form in the horizontal version but could only manage 4.55 to finish 7th.

Lloyd Kempson competed in the under 20 men's 1,500m and ran a controlled race, sitting in the small pack for 2 and 3/4 laps before winding the pace up at the bell with his competitors unable to react. Lloyd held on into the home straight to cross the line as the Eastern County Campion in a time of 4.11.11.

Isaac Huskisson competed in most of the throws events winning the under 20 men's hammer with a new club record of 52.18m. Isaac also picked up two fourth places in the javelin with a throw of 38.19 and in the discus with 33.79.

The final champion was late on in the day when Tash Segal came of a superb bend to lead the under 20 ladies down the home straight winning the title with a big personal best time of 25.61s. A young lady who was late coming to the sport and really has progressed over the last few years.

Several club athletes also went close to titles but had to settle for the other medals. Rosie Fresen was runner up in the under 15 girls pole vault with a club record and personal best vault of 2.50m. She is starting to get to heights which can be frightening for a young lady.

Megan Ellison also finished runner up in the under 15 girls 800m recording a respectable time of 2.22.3. Kelsie Ellis also competed in the same final coming 5th in a time of 2.29.0

Kelsie Ellis also competed well in the under 15 girls 200m recording a time of 27.1 in her heat to make the final as a fastest loser. A great achievement from a young lady who ran the event to give it a go as generally only got the 300m in league meetings. She was joined in the final by Jasmine Allen who ran a personal best time of 26.54 despite easing off towards the end to conserve energy for the final. In the final the earlier events and extremely hot day told as both girls were tired and finished 5th and 7th respectively.

Earlier in the day Jasmine had competed in 100m and the long jump. Jasmine's 6th round leap of 4.87m was sufficient to take third place despite running the 100m heat just before starting the competition, getting a jump in to ensure the further jumps and running the 100m final mid-competition. It did effect her in the 100m final where she finished 7th in time of 13.17, her fastest time without wind assistance.

There were other notable performances from athletes who were not able to win any medal but demonstrated why the club performs so well in league matches. Dan Ellington ran the senior men's 400m and finished just outside the medals in fourth place with a time of 54.45s and then ran similarly in the 200m at the end of the day. Also Ethan Ellison came 5th in his 800m running a time of 2:34.8.

Ken

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