Boys share a top accolade

STEVENAGE and North Herts AC had several members competing at Bedford over the weekend, taking part in various combined events championships. Top performances came from two under-13 boys who shared the first place in the Eastern Counties Minithon Champi

STEVENAGE and North Herts AC had several members competing at Bedford over the weekend, taking part in various combined events championships.

Top performances came from two under-13 boys who shared the first place in the Eastern Counties 'Minithon' Championships.

Each competitor chooses one running race, one jumping event and one throwing event and the cumulative points they earn by their performances determine their overall position.

Tyler Exton chose the 100m race (14.96), the long jump (4.08m) and shot putt (9.44) to collect 67 points.

This was matched by William Ridgway who ran in the 800m (2:29.53), high jumped 1.36m and put the shot 6.83m.

They were joined in this age group by Liam Sheppard (sixth with 42 points), David Spicer (ninth with 31 points), Vishal Saroye (10th with 30 points) and Cameron Boyne (11th with 27 points).

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Leading scorer in the under-13 girls Minithon was Shannon Rapacchi who finished in 10th place (56 points), setting a club age best in the javelin of 21.73m. Hannah Stout was 15th (47 points) and Sarah Feely 24th (21 points).

At the other end of the age range, Elior Harris completed his first ever decathlon (10 events), and won the Herts senior title, and was second in the Eastern Counties event.

Moe Sasegbon was also successful in the medal hunt, coming second in both Hertfordshire and Eastern Counties and third in the Southern Area heptathlon (seven event) competitions.

She collected 4,024 points which will see her finish the season in fourth place in the East ranking lists. Jess Barber also competed and finished in fifth place in both the Herts and East competitions.

The under-15 boys' competition was the five-event pentathlon.

Laurence Levy was third in the Herts, fifth in the Eastern and seventh in the Southern events with 2,209 points.

Daniel Gardner was not far behind; his 2,162 points led to fifth (Herts), seventh (East), and ninth (South).

Jake Exton with 1,870 was sixth, eighth and 12th, and Paul Spicer scoring 1,676 was ninth, 12th and 16th.

The age group with the largest entry for their five-event pentathlon was the under-15 girls with 41 starters.

Janet Browne scored 2,051 points for fifth place in Hertfordshire and 21st in both East and Southern, and Claire Ward scored 1,976 for seventh and 24th respectively.

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