Beccy set new hammer record

Stevenage and North Herts AC has a new women s hammer throw record holder. It is 14-year-old Beccy Knapp, just six months after her training partner Loren Scanes set the previous one. Beccy threw the 4kgs implement 34.24m in an open meeting at Bedford Sta

Stevenage and North Herts AC has a new women's hammer throw record holder.

It is 14-year-old Beccy Knapp, just six months after her training partner Loren Scanes set the previous one.

Beccy threw the 4kgs implement 34.24m in an open meeting at Bedford Stadium which puts her into second place on the East Region (under-17) ranking lists for 2008.

The club sent a team to Lee Valley on Saturday to Enfield and Haringey AC's Alpha and Beta Trophy meeting.

They finished in sixth place overall to retain their place in the Alpha meeting for next year.

In the seniors match, Jasmine Forde set a new personal best time, winning the 800m A race in 2:20.72.

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Joanne Mansell also collected maximum points in winning the B string in 2:22.90.

Bunmi Awokoya collected the only second place in the senior match, clocking 25.6 for 200m, following it up with third in the shot (10.59m).

Other third places went to Bethan Scanes (B 110m hurdles), Anne Rees (B 400m hurdles and B shot), Nikki Andrews (B high jump) and Wendy Meadows-Smith (B long jump). The senior team finished in third place.

Many of last year's under-15 team have moved into the under-17 and senior age group, and the team finished sixth (of eight) in their match.

Highest placed was Alice Rackham, (third in B high jump), with fourth places being gained by Janet Browne (B 75m hurdles and A high jump), and Alex Gates (A long jump).

Other club athletes have competed in open meetings.

Ton Tonderai won the senior men's 400m at Highgate (49.6); Cameron Webb also ran clocking 11.3 (100m) and 52.7 (400m) as an under-20 man.

Lewis Keeble ran at Bedford, winning the under-17 men 100m (12.7 into a 5.5m per second wind) and coming fourth in the 200m (25.0 wind -4.5).

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