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King's Lynn athletes deliver string of fine performances at indoor meeting

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There was a string of good performances from West Norfolk at the opening event of the winter indoor season.

Athletics Norfolk and West Norfolk Athletic Club hosted the first of two events last Saturday, with the second taking place in a few weeks.

This week saw athletes compete in the long jump, the 60m flat and hurdles races, with the bonus of electronic timing equipment in use to record all the performances.

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Tony Payne action 1 (53452379)

There were some really good times and distances produced by athletes in all age groups from across the region.

In the Under-11 boys’ age group, Luke Anderson had a really good day, finishing first in the 60m flat race (9.56sec) before topping the long jump with a 3.43m leap.

Harrison Lesniak was third (9.80sec) in the 60m and repeated that placing in the long jump (3.24m).

In the Under-15 boys' age group, Theo Morrell was second in the 60m in 8.05sec while Kai Peggs was fifth in the 60m flat (8.99sec), second in the 60m hurdles in 12.11sec and fourth in the long jump 3.65m.

In the Under-13 girls’ age group, Rebecca Johnson had a great day to finish first in race one and two at 60m, first in 9.22sec. and then in race two she improved with a 9.20 run and also finished fourth in the long jump (3.62m).

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Tony Payne action 2 (53452385)

Myley Gilboy was second in both race race one and two in 9.43sec and then 9.54.

Gilboy also jumped 2.53m in the long jump to finish eighth.

In the Under-15 girls' age group, athlete Emma Theobald was third in her first 60m race in 9.49sec

Evie Clayton was fourth in 10.01sec and 11th in a mixed age long jump (3.21m).

In the Under-17 boys’ age group, Samuel Nash claimed top spot in his 60m race in 7.89sec.

Thomas O’Neill was third in both his 60m races (8.18sec and 8.26sec) and sixth in the long jump (4.40m).

Under-20 Christian Tansey finished first in a fantastic 7.38sec time in a race mixed with 20s and seniors. Tansey was also second in the long jump (5.34m).

Para-athlete Cameron Ross (T20) was sixth in his race in 8.62sec.

Mixed senior mixed age category athletes race saw Amelia Barton finish third in both race trials (8.89sec and 8.95sec).

Big thanks goes out to all the officials, volunteers, athletes and parents who made this event a great success.

The next event takes place on the morning of Saturday, December 11 and covers a range of indoor field events.

This will be followed in the evening by West Norfolk AC’s annual awards night and Christmas party.

Interested in road running, track and field athletics, or cross country and aged eight upwards? Please visit: www.westnorfolkac.co.uk/aboutus.html

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