Club’s indoor medal haul
Stevenage and North Herts athletes won 29 medals at the inaugural Herts county indoor championships. The 24 club members competing accumulated 12 golds, nine silvers and eight bronze medals at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre at Picketts Lock. In the young
Stevenage and North Herts athletes won 29 medals at the inaugural Herts county indoor championships.
The 24 club members competing accumulated 12 golds, nine silvers and eight bronze medals at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre at Picketts Lock.
In the youngest age group of the under-15s, Anne Rees continued her successful season by finishing first in the 60m hurdles (9.97) and the shot put (7.66m). She also collected the silver medal in the high jump with 1.55m.
Lewis Keeble, running his first indoor 800m, also won gold (2:18.84), with Luke Langley following in third place (2:21.49).
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Billy Vernon-Hamilton won silver in the 60m (8.68) and in the long jump with a personal best of 4.11m.
His sister, Chloe, collected two third places with personal bests in the 800m (2:33.55) and the high jump (1.50m). Also, in the high jump, Paul Spicer cleared 1.30m for third place.
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In the next age group, the under-17s, Bunmi Awokoya won the 60m in 7.96 and finished second in the 60m hurdles (8.98, personal best) and the shot (9.88m). Moe Sasegbon collected the high jump silver medal, clearing 1.50m, and Bethan Scanes was third in the long jump (4.16m).
Cameron Webb posted 24.15 in the 200m to win that bronze medal.
The under-20s saw wins from Tonderai Tomu in the 200m (22.82), Sam Poulton in the 800m (2:04.16), Jasmine Forde in the 400m and 800m (64.33 and 2:28.16) with Tillie Scheuber third in the 800m (2:54.08).
The seniors section had some veteran athletes having a final competition before their forthcoming European Championships as well as 'true' seniors.
Joylyn Saunders-Mullins (veteran 50 plus) won the shot with 8.29m, Barry Mainstone (senior) and John Mayor (veteran 45 plus) cleaned up in the high and long jumps with a gold and a silver each. Best senior man result came from Dan Poulton with a win in the 800m in a time of 1:59.20, which was faster than his outdoor time of 2006. He was followed home by Adam Searle in 2:04.35.
Other performances: Cameron Webb (under-17 60m fifth 7.69), Sam Pollard (under-17 60m sixth 7.92), Aaron Reynolds (under-17 200m sixth 24.78 and 400m fifth 54.48), Moe Sasegbon (under-17 200m sixth 28.69, and 60m hurdles fifth 9.96), Bethan Scanes (under-17 high jump fourth 1.35m), Hannah Dewhurst (under-15 800m fifth 2:40.66), and Sarah Pike (under-15 800m sixth 2:52.96).
* Under-17 Nick Stoppard was in the England Athletics Combined Events Championships at Sport City in Manchester. He finished 17th with 2,552 points, scoring with 60m hurdles (8.89, personal best); shot put (9.46m), long jump (5.28m), high jump (1.50m) and 800m (2:16.37).