Trio combine very well

Three Stevenage and North Herts AC members took part in the Southern Counties indoor combined events championships. The trio competed on Sunday at the new state-of-the-art Lee Valley Athletic Centre in Edmonton. Pride of place went to Anne Rees who won th

Three Stevenage and North Herts AC members took part in the Southern Counties indoor combined events championships.

The trio competed on Sunday at the new state-of-the-art Lee Valley Athletic Centre in Edmonton.

Pride of place went to Anne Rees who won the silver medal in a classy under-15 girls' pentathlon competition.

Her shot put was the deciding discipline, pulling her clear of all but the eventual winner.


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Performances were: 60m hurdles 10.04; high jump 1.50m; shot put 8.43m; long jump 4.38m and 800m 2:59.29, giving her a total of 2,523 points.

In the under-17 women's age group, Bunmi Awokoya finished in sixth place with 2,736 points. Her times and distances - same events as Rees - were 9.44; 1.42m; 9.92m; 4.59m; and 2:55.66.

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Nick Stoppard, a first year in the under-17 men's group, finished eighth with 2,588 points.

His times and distances - same events as the other two - 9.29; 1.52m; 9.98m; 5.21m; plus 3:07.32 (1000m).

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