West Norfolk’s Tayla hurdles to new club and championship records

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Saturday saw a large number of athletes from West Norfolk Athletic Club achieve great success at the County Track and Field Championships 2015, held at Lynnsport.

Pleasant weather conditions enabled many athletes to celebrate a host of personal bests, season’s bests and also smashing club and championship records.

In the under 11 girls Annabel Bastian ran 600M with a time of 2.32.2 and took part in the vortex howler, throwing an impressive 14.23m. In the U11 boys Rafe Manning ran in the 600m, finishing in 9th place with a time of 2.10.5.

For the U13 boys Arthur Knight came second in the Shot with a distance of 6.32m. Discus saw second place with a throw of 16.30m, plus a hammer win at 18.68 with a new club record and county title!

Alfie Williams in the 200m finished in sixth place with a new pb of 30.9. He threw a new pb in his shot, 7.10m, crowning him county champion. Williams was seventh with a long jump of 3m.

U13 girls comprised Millie Bastian who competed in the 70m Hurdles finishing 7th with a time of 24.0.

Rachel Chapman ran in the 100m finishing 5th, 14.8. She also ran in 70m hurdles, finishing second in 12.9 and Long Jump fifth with 4.11m.

Daisy Stagg ran in 100m with a time of 16.2, finishing in 5th place. Niamh Webber ran 200m in 36.3 coming 5th.

The U15 boys included Nathan Smalls who ran 100m finishing 5th with a pb of 12.7, and 200m finishing 4th with a pb of 25.9, adding pb in his Long Jump with 4m91 (county champion). Team mate Mason Higby ran 300m finishing 4th with a time of 46.8, shot put second with 9.02 and a pb and a discus win with a throw of 23.69, a new pb and county champion.

Charlie Williams was second in the 100m with a new pb of 12.4, plus 200m second with 25.1 giving him a new pb and equalling the club record.

Williams won the 300m with 40.9, a new club and county record, a new pb as well as the county title.

U15 girls team comprised Emily Collins who in the 3000m was third with 12.26.1.

Lucy Koenigsburger ran the 200m, finishing in fourth place with 28.5. She threw the Shot for second with 9.64m, Hammer 32.27, acheiving a new club record and county title. Emily Owen in Long Jump was 4th 3.71m, also Javelin 3rd in 17.13, Discus first 20.76m, bagging a county title.

Abigail Rice won the 100m, a massive pb at 13.2 becoming county champion. Javelin resulted in fourth place, 13.47m.

Representing U17 boys were Rahim Benson who won the 100m, a new pb of 15.1 and county champion. Harry Knight was second in Shot, 9.52m, Discus 3rd with 22.48 and hammer second at 26.51m.

U17 girls: Lucy Edwards was an impressive second in Long Jump, with a season’s best of 4.69m. Michaela Raine bagged a 200m fourth, 27.4, and third 300m, 44.3. Emma Dewdney threw a Discus pb of 14.99.

U20 Men saw Craig Brooks win his 200m heat, 23.3 qualifying for the final, finishing in overall fourth with 22.8 a pb by half a second. He added a 400m third, 53.6.

James Greenhalgh was fourth in the 100m, a new pb of 11.9, plus a 110m win with another pb of 15.7, also picking up a county title, and 6m and a new pb in long jump, second.

Cameron Ross was fifth in 100m, 14.1, also achieving a 200m pb of 28.9 and 4th place, and Long Jump third 3.82m, pb.

Ross has qualified to compete in the Mencap National Athletics Championships at the end of June for his 200m and 100m.

U20 Women included Tayla Benson who won the 100m with a pb of 12.6. Benson also won the 100m hurdles, pb of 14.9, for a new club and championship record, plus county title. Megan Rushmore won the Hammer with 43.06, also giving her a county title.

Senior mens team: Matthew Bailey won the 110m hurdles with a new pb of 16.2, equalling the club record and gaining the county title. Ben Collison also achieved a county title in the 400m with 66.7.

Collison also ran the 800m finishing fifth with 2.28.0. Wesley Houghton was fifth in 100m with a time of 12.6 and Arron Raine fourth, 12.1.

Senior Women: Nicky Neill was second in the 400m, 67.2, and won the 800m, 2.30.4, for a county title.

Veteran Mens competitor Adam Dewdney won the 100m, with 14.3, yet another county title.

WNAC would like to thank their coaches, and all the Norfolk officials. The club trains at Lynnsport on Thursdays. For further details see: www.west norfolkac.co.uk