West Norfolk athlete Charlie completes county Sportshall quadruple haul

BACK:  NATHAM SMALLS   ALFIE WILLIAMS   CHARLIE WILLIAMS  MASON HIGBY  LUCY KOENIGSBERGER'FRONT:   RYAN WOOD     AMBER SCOTT

BACK: NATHAM SMALLS ALFIE WILLIAMS CHARLIE WILLIAMS MASON HIGBY LUCY KOENIGSBERGER'FRONT: RYAN WOOD AMBER SCOTT

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West Norfolk AC athletes had a busy weekend, taking part in a number of competitions.

Pride of place goes to under 15 athlete Charlie Williams who completed a fantastic quadruple victory in the Norfolk County Sportshall Athletics Championships in Norwich.

Williams won gold in every event he entered, obtained PBs in two events and jumped a remarkable 8.28m and 2.74m in the standing triple and long jump respectively. His other victories were in shot and the four-lap race. This was a truly stunning performance and the club is immensely proud.

Alfie Williams obtained three personal bests (PB), including a fantastic 10.81m shot for gold in the U13 age group. Williams won silver in the triple jump (6.49m), bronze in the long jump (2.05m) and placed fourth in the four-lap final. Nathan Smalls took part in the most exciting and quickest race of the day, the U15 boys two-lap final with all three medal winners within one tenth of a second, with Smalls winning silver. Smalls won bronze in the long jump and four-lap race and placed fifth in the speed bounce (75).

Mason Higby won silver in the shot with a fine PB (10.43m), placed fourth in the four-lap and had a creditable 2.20m in the standing long jump. Ryan Wood (U11) put in a fine display, managing 11th place and 4.98m in the triple jump. He managed a couple of decent performances in the two-lap and two-lap hurdles races but saved his best for sixth in the speed bounce (46).

Lucy Koenigsberger continued her dominance in the Shot Put with a massive throw of 10.97m to win gold in the U15 girls. Koenigsberger added to this with bronze medals in the two-lap race and speed bounce and was just edged into fourth in the vertical jump. Amber Scott continued her improvement in the U13 event. All of Scott’s places were top ten in very competitive competitions.

Scott will be most pleased with two great PBs in the triple jump (6.03) and speed bounce (69). Many of these athletes will go on to represent Norfolk in the forthcoming regional championships.

At the latest Ryston Runners Grand Prix cross country event at Shouldham Warren seven West Norfolk athletes were in attendance.

Ben Collison ran a new best time at the event and will be well pleased with a top ten finish. Ella Goldring placed third in the U9 race with Evie Goldring finishing 13th in the U13 age group. There were good runs by Ronnie Goldring and Elizabeth Wood and Lana Hayes performed well with a top ten finish in the U13. Returning to action, it was great to see Kate Bamfield once again in West Norfolk colours. Bamfield will be well pleased with a top ten finish.

At Loughborough Hi-Performance centre James Greenhalgh continued his preparation for next month’s national championships with two great runs at the 60m hurdles. Greenhalgh won both races against older opposition and ran a new PB in the first race (8.75) with the second one slightly slower (8.80).