West Norfolk athletes storm to final league clash victory

From left...'Mason Higby, Charlie Williams, Alfie Williams, Nathan Smalls and Lucy Koenigsberger.
From left...'Mason Higby, Charlie Williams, Alfie Williams, Nathan Smalls and Lucy Koenigsberger.
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On Saturday members from West Norfolk Athletics Club stormed to victory in the final league meeting of three at the Norfolk Sportshall Athletics meet in Taverham.

The athletes rounded up the final meet with some excellent team and individual results, allowing West Norfolk AC to shine.

Making their Sportshall debut were sibling trio Tabitha, Giverny and Xavier Frankland. They displayed a super start to Sportshall. When competing in the two-lap Giverny had a nasty tumble but bravely battled on to complete the race in fine form.

Both Amber Scott and Elizabeth Wood had their first year as under 13’s and achieved a very respectable ninth place finish. They both showed determination as they competed each of their events.

Alfie Williams, U13 boy, displayed some very strong results in all three meets. In the first two league meets Alfie was joined by team mates Joseph Williams, Hobie Riches and Felix Young. Sadly these three boys couldn’t make the final meet but contributed towards the boys finishing in fifth place.

U15 girls success went to Lucy Koenigsberger, who competed in this age category single-handed and narrowly missed out on a trophy by finishing in a close fourth place.

However she pulled off some really impressive performances in each of her events especially her shot put; this also included a powerful leg in the 4x1 relay.

U15 boys compete as individuals, as do the U15 girls.

The boys competing in this age category were Nathan Smalls, Charlie Williams, Hayden Buffman and Mason Higby. Higby was sadly injured for this last league meet but made the decision to come along and support his teammates. He had some impressive results in league one and two and was in a strong position, finishing fifth overall.

Williams had a very successful day and finished the three meets with a fantastic overall first place, gaining a new Sportshall record. Smalls also took a podium spot, finishing in third place, and narrowly missing second by just three points. Smalls had previously battled through the second meet with a heavy cold but soldiered on. Buffman joined the boys for meets two and three, achieving some strong results and shows a promising future in his Sportshall career. He managed a super fourth place finish. Buffman joined Smalls and Williams for the relay which saw them take a clear lead all the way and take first place in fine style.

WNAC train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Lynnsport.