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West Norfolk athletes bring home an array of medals from County Championships




West Norfolk athletes were in action at day two of the County Athletics Championships, which took place at the UEA SportsPark in Norwich.

Nine athletes competed and eight returned with a medal which is a fantastic return for a small club.

Senior women’s athlete Lucy Edwards won gold in the triple jump with a 9.49m jump and in the 200m finished third in 28.9sec.

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Athletics 3 (50756413)

This was a season’s best in both events.

Michaela Raine won double silver in the 200m, finishing second in 27.1sec, and the 400m, where she was also second, in 65.2sec.

Under-20 women Millie Bastian finished the 200m in second in 29.5sec to win a superb silver.

Senior men’s T20 Para-athlete Cameron Ross ran a strong 200m finishing with a season best performance and a silver medal in 29.0sec.

Under-13 boy Kai Peggs won silver in the 75m hurdles in 15.5sec.

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Athletics 2 (50756397)

Under-15 boy Theo Morrell ran a fantastic personal best time in heat two of the 200m in 24.5sec and in the final went on to win bronze, finishing in 25.0sec.

Thomas O’Neill was third in heat one of the 200m in a personal best time of 25.7sec and then in the final finished in sixth place in 26.2sec. He then won bronze in the triple with a pb jump of 10.27m.

U11 boy Harrison Lesniak won bronze in the long jump with a personal best leap of 3.11m.

His elder sister, under-13 girl Mia Lesniak, came close to a medal in her two events with two personal best performances, finishing fourth in the 70m hurdles in 13.8sec, and fourth in the high jump with a 1.15m leap.

At the same event, Ryston Runners took home six gold, two silver, one bronze and a goodly tally of personal bests.

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Gill Hart. (50756421)

Gill Hart helped herself to two golds in the W65 200m and 400m, finishing in 41.1s and 1.43 respectively.

Now M35, and enjoying a resurgence in his athletics career, Gavin Buffham threw the hammer 41m51 to claim his County Champion title while Gareth Hunt won his in the senior men’s high jump.

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Athletics 1 (50756393)

David MacQueen (U17) took gold and the county title in the triple jump with a new personal best jump of 11m49.

Finally, at the other end of the age scale, Aidan Howard (U11) had a great day, coming away as County Champion with gold in the long jump, with a personal best of 3m48.

Howard also took silver in the shot with a PB of 5m81.

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Athletics 4 (50756419)

Liam Clare (U17) also came away with silver from the 100m hurdles race and took bronze in the 200m final, finishing in 23.7s.

Two U13 athletes took to the track, with Lola Kidman running in the 1500m finishing in 5.30.5 for fifth and Charley Wheatley in the 75m hurdles earning herself a PB of 14.5s.

She also bagged a PB in the 200m heats, finishing fourth in her heat in a time of 31.6s.

Well done to all athletes who took part and a thank you to the organisers and volunteers who made the event possible.



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