West Norfolk athlete Lucy breaks triple jump record on county duty

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Six athletes from West Norfolk AC were selected to compete for Team Norfolk in the second round of the Youth Development League Premier Division in Stevenage.

Norfolk finished the day in second place narrowly behind the host club but were still able to retain top place in the six-team division.

Lucy Edwards broke the club triple jump record with second place in the A string competition, jumping 10.04m. Edwards went on to finish first in the B string long jump and run a fine leg of the sprint relay where Norfolk placed third.

Hannah Greenhalgh ran a new 100m PB (13.87) and then took part in some new events. Greenhalgh ran up an age group in the daunting 400m hurdles and will be well pleased with second in the B string race.

Following this she completed the 1500m steeplechase, an ultimate experience for a sprinter, and was rewarded with an A string second place.

Emma Dewdney jumped 1.95m in the Pole Vault for second overall and was just outside her PB in the triple jump, with 8.83m for second in the B event. Jude Falkner threw a fine 37.60m for an A string second place in the hammer and then picked up useful points in the discus placing sixth in the A event.

For the men, West Norfolk provided Norfolk’s hurdlers and didn’t disappoint. Rahim Benson ran a new PB at the 100m hurdles for U17s placing fourth in the A event with 14.73.

Benson placed second in the 400 hurdles in 64.95 and then took his place in the sprint relay, winning in fine style.

Top point scorer for the whole county was under 20 athlete James Greenhalgh who managed three A string second places including the tough 800m and 400m hurdles.

In his favourite event, the 110m high hurdles, Greenhalgh was just outside his PB but will be well pleased with a time of 15.58. He finished the day with leg two of the sprint relay where the team finished second.

Thanks to the coaches, officials and in particular track official Wally Oliver.