Ian Reeve's UK-ranked jump as West Norfolk AC make East Anglian Finals in U17 Women and Senior Men at Bury St Edmunds
On Sunday at Bury St Edmunds West Norfolk AC managed to make the East Anglian Finals in two age categories, namely the U17 Womens team and the Senior Men.
This was a tremendous achievement as to qualify they had to finish in the top eight teams in a four-match league against much larger teams from the east of England.
A small but tough team of four young ladies managed to finish seventh in the U17 Womens category. They competed in all the events they were permitted to, sometimes tackling events never tried before.
Elizabeth Wood threw the hammer for the very first time to throw 12.97m to finish 7th and was fifth in the high jump (1.3m) and 7th in the Discus (13.77m). Millie Bastian scored consistently with a fourth in the triple jump (8.84m), sixth in the 200m (29.9s) and 7th in the shot (6.57m).
Beth Barrett ran well for 8th in the 100m (14.6s) and 200m (30.7s).Ruby Schwarz came 6th in the 100m (14.5s) and threw her first competitive javelin 10.93m to finish 8th. Finally they managed to bring the baton home safely to finish 6th in the 4x100m relay.
Meanwhile, the Senior Men finished 8th in a very tight competition where they were only six points off the fifth-placed team. The team included athletes of all ages: 17 year-old Charlie Williams threw a PB in the discus (32.76m) to finish fourth; was fourth in the 200m (24.6s) and fifth in the 400m (55.5s).
Whilst 67 year-old Ian Reeve jumped 9.37m in the triple jump for sixth, which ranks him third in the UK for the V65 category in this event. Reeve was also sixth in the 400m (69s); 800m (3:02) and long jump (3.95m).
Cameron Ross ran a PB in the 200m (27.6s) for sixth; was 8th in the 100m (13.8s) and was 7th in the long jump (4.53m). Jack Pishorn threw a discus PB of 21.56m for fourth; was sixth in the javelin (18.91m) and 7th in the 800m (3:17).
Meanwhile, superman Lee Tunmore was fourth in both 1500m (5:38) and high jump; fifth in the shot (6.78m) and 7th in the 100m (14.1s). Neil Watson was third in the high hurdles, sixth in the high jump (1.4m) and 1500m (5:13). Matthew Bailey threw the shot 7.83m for 7th and the Javelin 21.09m for 8th. Malcolm Fenton threw the hammer 35.92m for fifth. The 4x100m relay team of Ross, Reeve, Tunmore and Williams finished 7th.
Anyone interested in road running,track and field athletics, or cross country and, who are aged eight upwards, should contact via the website at: www.westnorfolkac.co.uk/aboutus.html
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