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Indoor competition yields many successes for West Norfolk-based club

A strong Ryston contingent brought home a host of medals from the Keith Ward Indoor and County Championships meeting.

Held at Alive Lynnsport, 19 Ryston athletes were in action and the competition yielded many successes.

Alfie Williams high jump. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817845)
Alfie Williams high jump. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817845)

The day started well in the high jump where Naomi Darkins (SW), Lauren Moyse (U17W), Jay Liczbinski (U15B) and Gareth Hunt (SM) all claimed home gold medals.

Success in the field events continued through the morning with Liam Clare (U15B) and Lucy Oakley (U15G) both taking golds in shot putt and Ryan Wood (U15B) bagging a bronze apiece.

Competition in the long jump pit was tough, however more medals were won by Riley Bell (U13B) and Charley Wheatley (U11G), who took gold, Archie Rowe (U11B) silver, and Marcus Wood (U11B) and David MacQueen (U15B) bronze.

Jay Liczbinski. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817863)
Jay Liczbinski. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817863)

Freya Knight (U13G) was placed fourth but took bronze in the county competition.

Kieran Bell (U15B) and Ella Matthews (U13G) were fifth in their respective categories, Shannon Wheatley (U15G) and Lauren Moyes (U17G) sixth, and Amelia Green (U13G) eighth, while Paul Harrison (M50) was placed third in the senior men’s competition.

The final field event of the day was the triple jump with Ryston U15B taking a clean sweep of gold, silver and bronze thanks to huge jumps by David MacQueen, Kieran Bell and Ryan Wood.

Charlie Broad. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817852)
Charlie Broad. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817852)

In the senior men’s competition Gareth Hunt took gold and Paul Harrison silver.

On the track, competition was fierce in the 60m sprints and 60m hurdles.

Jay Lizbinski and Liam Clare secured second and third in the U15B 60m hurdles, while Oakley Took won the U13B and Gaye Clarke took gold in her hurdles race.

Lily Edwards. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817866)
Lily Edwards. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817866)

The 60m sprint heats were closely-contested for places in the final. Freya Knight and Riley Bell held their own in the U13 final.

Liam Clare took bronze in the U15B final, securing his third medal of the day, bringing home one gold and two bronzes.

Lucy Oakley also qualified for the final and ran a strong race.

Riley Bell. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817870)
Riley Bell. Picture: Tony Payne. (6817870)

Gaye Clarke won her event bringing home a second gold medal while Paul Harrison completed his full set of medals by taking top spot in the Masters’ 60 metres race.


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