West Norfolk athlete Cameron runs and jumps to national bronze medals

WEST NORFOLK AC
WEST NORFOLK AC

Three members of West Norfolk AC competed at the England Athletics U17 and U15 Championships including the Disability Age Group Championships at the Bedford International Stadium on Saturday.

This competition is run by England Athletics together with British Athletics Parallel Success. To gain entry to the competition athletes are required to obtain a certain standard for their event.

Charlie Williams in the 300m (U15 Boys) ran a time of 40.57 but did not make the final. He needed to have run two seconds faster than his best to make the final.

Lucy Koenigsberger in the U15 Hammer had three good throws. The longest of 39.17 was just short of her PB (which would have got her in the top eight) and she finished 10th.

Cameron Ross came away with two national bronze medals in the 200 metres (with a PB of 28.78) and Long Jump with a fine 3.74m. He also ran a credible 13.83 in the 100m, coming fourth.

Within his category T/F 20 he came second in all three events but in an event when athletes run against those from other categories a points system determines the final position.

This competition brings to an end an outstanding year for all three athletes. Ross, who is in only his second year, is proving a promising competitor on the national stage having secured a gold and bronze medal in the National Disability Championships in August.

Ross’s ultimate goal of representing his country is now one step closer. All three would like to thank their coaches and the club for all their help this season.