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Sprint king Charlie Wakefield leads the way with golds in 800 and 1500 metres

Thirteen juniors and four senior Ryston athletes were in action at the County Championships (track and field) at the UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

Ryston members returned home with a whole host of gold, silver and bronze medals, along with a number of personal best times.

Under-17 representative Charlie Wakefield claimed gold in the 800m (2.00) and ran a PB and club record of 4.02 for the same colour in the 1500m.

This is four seconds faster than English schools standard and one second faster than national standard.

Juniors competing for their club were Riley Bell, Ella Goldring, Evie Goldring, Clarice Cavill, Freya Knight, Rosie Booth, Ryan Wood, Lucy Oakley, Mia Moore, David MacQueen, Robert McQueen, Kieran Bell, and Liam Clare.

Ryston County 1 (10345989)
Ryston County 1 (10345989)

Oakley claimed gold in the shot, while there was silver for R. MacQueen in the 400m (52.4), and discus (21.66m PB), for D. MacQueen in the long jump (5.16m PB) and triple jump (11.35m PB) and in the javelin (25.64m) for Wood and in 3000m for Rosie Booth 12.17.7.

Clare took silver in the 80m hurdles, and bronze in the 100m (12.3 PB) and 200m (25.3PB), plus a new long jump PB of 4.84m.

Ryston County 2 (10346002)
Ryston County 2 (10346002)

There was also a silver in the 3000m for Booth, 12.17.7.

R. Bell ran 14.9s (PB) in the 100m and Goldring ran the 800m in 2.41.7 (PB) and also qualified for the 100m final.

Goldring also ran the 800m in 2L 50.4 (PB) and was in the 100m heats.

Knight clocked 15.3 (PB) in 100m and jumped 3.58m in the long jump and Bell jumped into fourth in the triple jump with 10m32.

Cavill ran the 100m in 15.5, and 200m in 32.1 (PB) and cleared 3.35m in the long jump and 1.05m in the high jump while Moore ran 55.5 in the 400m hurdles (PB) and 28.3 in the 200m for fourth.

Ryston County 3 (10346077)
Ryston County 3 (10346077)

For the senior section, Gareth Hunt was crowned county champion in the high jump (1.68m).

He also took silver in the 400m and javelin (32.08m) and bronze in the shot.

Naomi Darkins won gold in the high jump with 1.40m, Alice White claimed silver in triple jump and Simon Carty took silver in the 100m.


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