Saturday proved a highly successful day for West Norfolk Athletic Club in Norwich at the Norfolk Schools Athletic Championships 2015.
The athletes bagged an impressive combination of high level accomplishments, ranging from personal bests through to next level qualifications.
Junior girls included Abigail Rice, who steamed ahead, winning her 100m heat with a time of 13.7, enabling her to qualify for the final with an excellent overall second place, 13.8.
Team mate Lucy Koenigsberger produced a valiant hammer and new PB of 35.79m with a second place, just missing a new club record. Lucy’s shot throw placed her in third, throwing 9.55m. Joining the girls was Jude Faulkner with a remarkable hammer throw of 36.34m, a new PB, first place and a new club record.
Junior boys’ team included Charlie Williams running an impressive 100m in the heats, qualifying for the final with a time of 12.6. Williams then went on to stride out the 300m winning with a time of 40.8, a new PB, also achieving a new club and championship record.
Nathan Smalls also in junior boys ran a very strong 100m at 13.2, just shy of qualifying for the final. Smalls then launched himself to second place in his long jump with a distance of 4.90m. Mason Higby threw the discus, powering through to a win with a new PB of 25.02m. Higby followed that with another PB in the shot, measuring 9.23m.
David Vincent (Inter boys) ran a courageous 100m, giving him a new PB of 13.3. Vincent then went on to PB again in his 200m with a time of 26.9.
Megan Rushmore, senior girl, achieved a fine hammer throw of 41.03m. Michaela Raine, intermediate girl, ran a super 300m, finishing in third place, time of 45.1. Raine completed her 200m sprint with a time of 29.0 and fifth place finish.
The following athletes have all qualified to go forward to join the Norfolk team at the Anglian Schools Athletic Championships to be held at Peterborough tomorrow: Abigail Rice, Lucy Koenigsberger, Jude Faulkner, Charlie Williams, Nathan Smalls, Mason Higby and Megan Rushmore.
These outstanding achievements continue for both Lucy and Jude who have thrown the entry standard for the next level which is the England Schools Athletic Championships to be held at Gateshead in July. The club wishes all of its athletes the very best of luck.
The club would like to thank the many officials, starters and coaches, without whom these events cannot take place. WNAC training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Lynnsport.