West Norfolk athletes Rachel and Lucy set records in Eastern League at Cambridge

Lucy Koenigsberger Hammer (New Norfolk Schools Championships record by almost 10 meters)

Lucy Koenigsberger Hammer (New Norfolk Schools Championships record by almost 10 meters)

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Athletes from West Norfolk AC took part in the latest round of the Eastern Young Athlete League in Cambridge.

The combined team with Ryston, Dereham, and Yarmouth finished a creditable fifth. There were a number of fine performances in decent weather conditions.

Rachel Stevens Hurdles

Rachel Stevens Hurdles

Hurdler Rachel Chapman led the way with a blistering 75m hurdles for under 15 girls. Chapman ran a club record 11.8 seconds and also scored well in the long jump and 100m. Lucy Koenigsberger won the Hammer competition with 41.47m, setting a county schools record, and placed second in the shot with 9.99m. Jude Falkner was third in Hammer for under 17s in 36.51m and threw the javelin 18.52m.

Zara Koenigsberger continued her excellent discus form with an A string victory 20.43m and added second in the shot (7.95m). Emma Dewdney continued her improvement with a PB in the 100m (14.1) and a season’s best long jump of 4.28m and Nasteho Ali will be well pleased with a fine 300m run.

U15 boys: Charlie Williams ran a 200m PB 25.1, won the 100m B in 12.4 and threw a discus PB (27.69m). Arthur Knight was third in the Hammer with a fine PB of 21.94m and added 19.66m in the discus.

Mason Higby bagged two A string second spots in discus (30.76m) and shot (11.11m). Nathan Smalls ran a fine 200m PB in 25.7 for third in the A race and scored well with a decent 100m (12.8) and long jump (4.71m).

Rudi Stevens  Long Jump

Rudi Stevens Long Jump

Ben Richards ran well in the 200m and jumped 4.04m in the long jump. In the high jump he cleared 1.30m. Alfie Williams, trying new events, ran a 300m in 46.3 in addition to some decent throwing (shot 10.95m and discus 19.30m).

For the U13’s Joe Williams had a great day with two PBs, one victory and two second places all in the A string. Williams 100m of 13.5 and javelin of 25.41m stood out in addition to an overall long jump win of 4.65m.

U17 man Rahim Benson won the 100m hurdles in 15.2 and Harry Knight won the shot in 11.17m. Knight placed fourth in the discus (19.18m) and threw a fine Hammer PB of 29.45 for second overall.

A small Veterans team in a separate competition at Cambridge put in some fine performances. V50 athlete Geoff Powley won three events including 200m (28.3), 100m hurdles and javelin (36.06m). Powley placed second in discus and triple jump.

Ian Reeve managed two fine victories in 200m (30.5) and high jump (1.30m) for men aged over 60, second in javelin (26.07) and discus.

Jim Collins placed second in 200 (27.3) and triple jump for Men over 35 and Adam Dewdney won the javelin in 21.69m and placed second in the discus.

Team captain Robert Vincent completed the less favoured events for sprinters including the 1500m but performed admirably.

Vincent also led home the whole team for a fantastic relay victory.