West Norfolk AC sent a strong team to Cambridge for the third match in the East Anglian Athletics league.
Many of the age groups performed well with the senior men’s team leading the way with a fantastic second place finish in the seven-team competition, just behind the home club.
The day started with a fantastic double victory for Matthew Bailey and James Greenhalgh in the 110m hurdles. Bailey won the A string race in 15.63 and Greenhalgh the B string in 15.93. The A and B races were run together with the West Norfolk athletes beating all the other competitors by a significant margin.
Bailey finished second in the 100m A string (11.7) and won the high jump B string. Greenhalgh scored well in the A string high jump (2nd), triple jump (12.14m in 2nd) and long jump 6.09m (3rd).
Adam Dewdney did many events including cover over 200m for an injured athlete. Dewdney scored well in shot (6.70m), javelin and triple jump where he won the B string competition (8.65m).
Ben Collison covered the longer distance events with Neil Watson on a blisteringly hot day with both placing third in 800 and 1500. Collison also ran well in the 400m.
Jack Pishorn scored well in the discus and a brave third in the B string 400m (65.14). Alan Williams joint in the point scoring in javelin, hammer, discus and shot, with the shot placing him fourth in the A string. Cameron Ross ran a fine 100m (13.3) and 200m (27.72) and long jumped 4.28m for third in the B string. The relay team came third.
The Women’s team placed third overall. Georgie Lingham returned to action with good runs in the 100m (13.34) and 200m and scored well in both high jump and shot. Hannah Greenhalgh ran a fine B string 100m in 13.46 and placed second in the A string 300m and triple jump.
Emma Dewdney was second in the B string triple jump and 300m and placed fourth in the A string shot with 7.03m. Jude Falkner was second in her favourite hammer (35.55m, a great throw) and scored well in discus and javelin. Nasteho Ali continued to improve with good runs in 100m, 200m and the tough 400m. Nicky Neil placed third in the A string 800m (2.29.86) and scored well in the shot.
Emily Owen, improving, threw the hammer 23.97m and jumped 4.04m in the long jump. Newcomer Hannah Munnelly had a great long jump placing second in the B string and joined Greenhalgh, Dewdney and Lingham for third place in the relay.
Bryony Normanton ran an excellent 1500m in the heat (5.22 for third in the A string) and placed fourth in the A string 400m.
Under 17 Harry Knight performed well in hammer (27.79m) and shot (11.16m) and brother Arthur scored well in the U15 age group in the hammer and discus. Arthur threw hammer 25.82m for second overall.
Nathan Smalls ran a top quality 100m in 12.3 and won the 200m B string in 26.32. Smalls did well in the long jump (5.21m for A string 3rd). Luke Batterham impressed in both 100m (12.2) and 200m (24.95) where he was joined by Charlie Williams as a non scorer after injury.
Williams ran an excellent 25.27 in addition to scoring well in the shot and javelin. Alfie Williams ran a great 80m hurdles, second in the A string (14.1) then a second in high jump (1.40m) and shot, both B string. Rudi Stevens struggled in the long jump with injury but performed well in the high jump for third in the A string (1.50m).
The U15 relay team placed second in an exciting race. U15 girl Ella Scott improved her long jumping with a fine 4.17m and threw the discus 15.97m.
U13 boy Sam Tyler made a great debut over the 75m hurdles with a fine fourth in the A string (16.07) and run 14.85 in the 100m. Joe Williams won the javelin A string excellently in 29.56m plus second in the A string long jump (4.88m).
The U13 girls performed really well. Special mention must go to 1500m runners Millie Bastian (6.22) and Poppy Tunmore (6.01). Tunmore scored well in high jump and javelin and Bastian in long jump and 200m.
Abby Watson won the A string high jump with 1.25m and ran bravely in the 800m (2.59) and 200m. Amber Scott ran 14.17 in the 100m for 3rd in the A string and scored well in the shot (8.48m) and long jump (4.09). Hannah Stoutt scored well in the 100m, shot (5.10m), and discus (10.83m for B string 3rd).
U11s Ryan Wood and Charlie Tunmore had good afternoons. Tunmore performed in the shot, 600m (2.19) and 80m (14.3). Long ran a very fast 12.6 for the 80m in addition to long jumping 3.13m and running a 2.08 600m.
Wood and Tunmore were joined by Hannah Stoutt, Millie Bastian, Poppy Tunmore and Oakley Took in the previous weekend’s Quad kids event in Great Yarmouth.
All competitors have to complete a sprint, a throw, a middle distance run and a jump. All performed well with Took having the longest throw with the howler.
A number of veteran athletes competed in the latest Masters League match in Lynn. Captain Robert Vincent led in a number of events including a fine long jump win at his age group. Jim Collings ran a good 200m for second and Adam Dewdney placed second in the long jump for the younger veterans.
Louise Rice made an excellent debut with fine second places in 200m and long jump and Neil Watson showed his versatility with a fine third in the 400m hurdles. Ian Reeve showed his class with victory in the 800m and 300m hurdles for men over 60.
The busy Katrina Wasteney had victory in the one-mile walk and hammer and second in the 400m hurdles. Alan Williams looked after the throws and placed second in the shot, then recorded a fine hammer victory. The men rounded off a great evening with a 400m relay second spot.