West Norfolk AC athlete Bailey hurdles well at U23 championships

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West Norfolk AC’s Matthew Bailey competed well in the 110m hurdles at the National Under 23 Championships.

Bailey with a slight injury found the going tough at this highest of levels but will be pleased with a time of 16.84.

In the East Anglian League at Great Yarmouth a fantastic team effort led the senior men to third with Jack Pishorn, Ben Collison, Cameron Ross and Adam Dewdney competing in multiple events. Collison returned to form following injury (1500m in 4.51.7) and Ross with a fine 200m run of 28.7. Leigh Robertson returned to action with second in the 800m A string (2,20.9) and Simon Robertson was second in 1500m B (5.51).

For the women Michaela Raine ran a sprint double (200m in 28.3) and Hannah Greenhalgh ran 100 and 300 (100m in a PB of 13.8). Emma Dewdney put in an all round decent effort including a fine second spot in the 80m hurdles and Zara Koenigsberger did likewise with a fine debut at the heavier 600g javelin. The four women combined excellently for third in the relay.

Debutant Nasteho Ali ran a great 400m and Emily Owen scored well in long jump and discus. Best of all was a fine victory for Jude Falkner in the hammer (39.81m).

For the U15 girls Ella Scott placed fourth in the 100m A, third in the long jump (4.07m) and won the discus B (17.53). Lucy Koenigsberger as ever was in great form with wins in the hammer (44.02), shot (10.66) and second in the discus. For the boys Charlie Williams won the 300m (39.2), was second in the triple jump and third in the 200m (25.3).

Rudi Stevens won the long jump and did well in the high jump for second in the A string (1.50m). Alfie Williams scored points for the team in various events including a fantastic shot put A string victory (10.83m). The boys combined well for a great second place in the relay (51.8).

U13 boy Joe Williams won the 100m (13.5) and placed second in the 200m (27.8) and long jump (4.86m). U13 girl Amber Scott ran well for fourth in the 100m A string, had a decent 4.13m for third in the long jump and placed second in the shot (7.07m).

A number of girls in this age group are excelling at the high jump. Abby Watson and Poppy Tunmore could not be separated, clearing an excellent 1.25. The girls were joined in the relay by Millie Bastian for fifth, and she had good runs in the 200m and 800m.

Senior man Wesley Houghton, running with guide Michaela Raine, ran an excellent blindfolded 100m 13.4.

In the quad kids event there was a fine gold for Ryan Wood and silver for Holly Lawrence.